Up for sale, a 1979 Greco Speed Way GO-900 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Made concurrently with the Ibanez Musician guitars at Japan's famed Fujigen factory, this Greco is an impressive and expertly crafted instrument. With seven-ply neck through maple/walnut body construction and ash body wings, the Speed Way offers a rich and complex tone representative of the various body woods. The guitar delivers the attack and note articulation of maple, with the midrange heft of ash, translating well through the original PU-3DS humbuckers. The pickups are wired to individual "Single Sound" two-way coil tap switches for more spanky, sparkling tonalities, and the neck through construction ensures excellent resonance and sustain whether in humbucking or single coil mode. Weighing 8lbs 8oz, this Speed Way has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and solid intonation.
The seven-ply maple/walnut neck has a medium C shaped profile with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .840” deep at the 1st fret and .930” at the 12th. The thick slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard is a dark, tight-grained cut with oval pearloid fret markers and original medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have good height and meat, with wear exclusively beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-7. The guitar plays well up the 24 3/4“ scale, and the nut measures 1 11/16" in width, comprising both a thin sliver of brass and a thicker piece of bone to ensure ideal note attack, string-to-string clarity, and sustain. The headstock has an ash veneer with abalone Greco inlay, brass "Speed Way" truss rod cover, and original gold Greco Rotomatic-style tuning machines.
Electronically, everything works as it should, with the pickups wired to a three-way pickup selector and Individual Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup, as well as individual "Single Sound" mini toggle coil taps for each pickup. The original quartet of knobs with grippy rubber rings are intact, and the hardware shows light patina in the gold plating, particularly on the bridge. The lightly ambered Walnut gloss finish highlights the neck through construction and broad, dynamic grain of the ash body wings, with wear limited to a small spot of targeted buckle rash just south of the belly contour on the back, a couple dings on top at the treble-side waist, and some additional minor marks, mostly on the body parameter. The neck profile spots a smooth gloss finish.
The original black tolex hardshell case is included with a number of stickers on the exterior.