Up for sale, a 1979 Greco SE-series S-style electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. The forefather of Fender Japan's JV Strats, this left-handed Greco was made in Japan at the famed Fujigen factory prior to Fujigen Gakki signing their deal with Fender. As such, this guitar perfectly captures the essence of a vintage '70s Strat with an ash body, maple neck and fretboard, and trio of alnico single coil pickups. This Strat has all the essential tonewood ingredients, offering a snappy natural projection with great note attack and midrange push, qualities which translate well through the black bobbin single coils. Via the three-way pickup selector switch, the bridge position is sparkling and clear, while the neck pickup has ideal fullness and bell-like top end, with every shade of single coil Strat sound covered in-between. The guitar weighs 8lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, spot-on intonation, and comfortable action.
The maple neck has a chunky C-shaped profile carve with inviting shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .880” deep at the 1st fret and .930” at the 12th. The maple fretboard features stock slender fretwire with good meat, well-rounded crowns, and virtually no wear. Featuring a player-friendly 9.5” radius, the guitar plays well in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. On the headstock, the original Greco-branded nickel tuning machines are intact and turn smoothly.
The electronics are completely stock, with a three-way blade pickup selector and traditional Strat Volume/Tone/Tone control array. All the original hardware and plastic parts are present too, with light patina on the chrome-plated bridge and jack cup. The stock knobs have notably yellowed, and the three-ply parchment pickguard is clean. Cosmetic wear includes scuffing across the pick path, with light buckle rash on the back, and marks and finish scratches mostly relegated to the perimeter of the body. The neck profile sports a pristine gloss finish with lively figuring in the maple.
The original faux leather gigbag is included.