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1979 Greco GOII 750 Vintage Neck Through Electric Guitar S-Style, Japan Fujigen

$1,349.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 1979 Greco GOII 750 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. Crafted in Japan at the Fujigen factory in conjunction with the Ibanez Musician line of instruments, the GOII 750 shares many similarities with the better known Ibanez line. From the neck through maple body with solid ash body wings, to the hardware used and scale length and nut width specs, the GOII 750 feels familiar and intuitive to play, with an incredible range of spanky, snarling tones.

In many ways the Stratocaster you never knew you needed, the GOII 750 features an ingenious wiring design that unlocks all of the possible combinations of the three single coil pickups. The middle pickup has its own on/off switch and dedicated Volume knob, making it easy to omit or blend in with the bridge and neck position single coils. The tone is ceaselessly big and bold with ample top end snap, and the middle pickup is RWRP, offering pronounced thinned-out squawk and cut with the middle pickup engaged in conjunction with the other coils. The neck through design delivers incredible sustain, and both the quick attack of maple and the complex midrange punch of the ash body wings contribute to a sound that is present and articulate. This Greco weighs 9lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The three-piece maple neck has a medium C profile carve with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .840” deep at the 1st fret and .940” at the 12th. The thick, dark slab rosewood fretboard has a 10" radius with dot inlay and practically perfect original jumbo fretwire. The neck has a 24 3/4" scale length, with 24 frets and deep body cutaways that allow easy access to the highest registers of the fretboard. The nut mates both a sliver of bone and a piece of brass, measuring 1 11/16" in width and ensuring optimal note clarity and sustain. The headstock features an ash veneer with a dark Walnut finish, complete with the original metal Greco truss rod cover. The Greco Deluxe Kluson-style tuning machines turn very smoothly and work well even with liberal vibrato use.

All of the electronics work as intended, and the controls function as follows:

Knob 1: Bridge and Neck volume
Knob 2: Middle pickup volume
Knob 3: Master Tone
Three-way switch: Bridge/ Bridge + Neck / Neck
Two-way mini toggle: Middle pickup on/off

The vibrato is also an extremely well thought out design with a centrally mounted arm so that the vibrato actuates with an even response across all strings. The vibrato utilizes one giant vibrato spring, horizontally mounted inside the body with adjustable tension and an extremely smooth response. The bridge has six saddles for optimal intonation and a two-point pivot design for the vibrato which would be adopted by Fender in the next decade. There's faint surface patina on the nickel plating, and the decorative metal pickup surrounds have been removed, with the mounting holes cleanly doweled and touched-up. Plastics include the original trio of near mint black speed knobs with grippy surrounds as well as the distinctive deep brown switch tip and switch gasket. Exceedingly well-kept, cosmetic wear on the Dark Stain gloss finish is limited to just a few localized finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the edge of the belly contour on the back, while the gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

A vintage form-fit gigbag is included.