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1980 Greco Super Real EGF1200 Sunburst Lacquer Finish w/ Dry Z PAFs & Brazilian Board, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1980 Greco Super Real EGF1200 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Heralding from the most collectable (and brief) era of Greco production and the pinnacle of Fujigen design, the Super Real EGF1200 was only offered from 1980-81 and was one of the two highest tiered catalog models in the Super Real line with a sticker price of 120,000 yen. This instrument does an exquisite job of capturing the finer points of a '58-59 Burst, with a hearty '50s neck profile carve capped with a genuine Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. The two-piece solid Canadian maple top has a highly figured, bookmatched curly maple veneer with a Cherry Sunburst gloss lacquer finish.

When it comes to playability, feel, and tone, the Greco instruments excel, and this guitar comes complete with its original Maxon-made "Dry-Z" humbuckers. This particular PAF replica pickup is the highest grade humbucker offered on any Greco, highly sought after in broader Les Paul circles for their detail and dimension, reflecting Greco's dedication to faithfully reverse engineer Gibson's late '50s humbucker tonal properties. The sound is harmonic-rich and dynamic, with plenty of definition and power from the bridge pickup, and more warmth and fullness in the neck position. It's also worth noting that while this guitar doesn't strictly fall under the "lawsuit" umbrella (there was never any legal action taken against Greco), the legacy of these Japanese instruments is forever attached to the term, given the adherence to the vintage specs and cosmetic touches of their USA-made counterparts. Weighing 9lbs 2oz, this Greco has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: ‘50s-style chunky C, full shoulders, measuring .880” 1st fret, 1.030” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood, pearloid trapezoid inlay, light finger wear behind frets 1-2
-Frets: Medium jumbo, moderate wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 4-12
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Headstock: Open book, “Super Real” script
-Tuners: Greco Deluxe double-line
-Serialization: 0-prefix, inked

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Canadian maple
-Pickups: Dry-Z humbuckers, “Z” and 1980 Maxon stamps on baseplates (aftermarket shielding in pickup cavities)
-Harness: Untouched solder, Japanese pots date to ‘80
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: ABR-1-style bridge, stopbar (nickel-plated)
-Plastics: Bonnet knobs, one-ply cream pickguard, amber switch tip

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Cherry Sunburst lacquer finish includes a few chips along the lower bout perimeter, buckle rash on the back, and some minor dings on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back and perimeter. The top, by comparison, presents quite cleanly. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss.

The original Lifton-style hardshell case with “Super Real Series” badge is included.