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1980 Greco Super Sounds EG700 Standard Vintage Guitar Cherry Sunburst Japan Fujigen

$1,599.99

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Up for sale, a 1980 Greco Super Sounds EG700 vintage electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order, 100% original save for a pair of upgraded USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers. A higher tiered model produced at the pinnacle of vintage Greco craftsmanship under the Super Real umbrella, the Super Sounds EG700 was made at the famed Fujigen factory in Japan and does an excellent job of capturing the finer points of classic Les Paul design. All the essential tonal ingredients are present including a solid two-piece maple cap, mahogany body, and one-piece mahogany neck with a chunky '50s profile carve. Cosmetic refinements include nickel hardware, Greco Deluxe tuners with transparent keystone buttons, and amber bonnet knobs.

The pickups are one of Seymour Duncan's most enduringly popular pairings, with an SH-1n PAF in the neck position and an SH-4 JB at the bridge. From traditional Les Paul richness and warmth to ripping drive and growl, this LP covers a ton of tonal ground. The SH-1 was designed in the spirit of the original PAF, with sweet singing sustain, wound to deliver full-sounding chords and midrange-forward attack. The SH-4 bridge pickup on the other hand is Duncan's original hot-rodded humbucker. The low end is full and powerful, the highs are crisp and detailed, and there’s an upper-midrange bump that adds crunch and chunk to heavy chords that translates to a singing, vocal-like quality when playing single notes or solos. And while Greco was never subject to any legal action for their faithful Les Paul iterations, Gibson did contract them to make their Orville line of officially Gibson-sanctioned instruments sold exclusively within Japan. This Greco EG700 weighs 9lbs 13oz, dialed in to play its best here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The mahogany neck has a carve very representative of a ’59 neck shape with full shoulders and good chunk, yet shy of mid-50s “baseball bat” heft, measuring .870" deep at the 1st fret and .985" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard is an extremely dark, tight-grained cut featuring original medium jumbo fretwire with fret-edge binding and plenty of meat and crown. The frets show just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-6, and the guitar plays well in every register up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The headstock features the Greco logo inlaid in pearloid and the Super Sounds gold silkscreen text oriented vertically. A set of stock Greco Deluxe Kluson-style double line tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well, featuring sharp-edged transparent keystone buttons. The serial number inked on the back of the headstock dates to 1980.

The USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers are wired to the original harness, featuring full-size pots which date to April of 1980, premium tone caps, and braided pickup leads. The nickel hardware shows light surface patina across the ABR-1-style bridge and stopbar, and plastics comprise clean cream pickup rings and pickguard, along with a near mint quartet of amber bonnet knobs. The Cherry Sunburst finish highlights a deep dish vintage-correct carve on the maple cap. Cosmetic wear includes a spot of light buckle rash at the bass-side waist, with some additional small dings clustered central to the back and a couple small finish chips on the body perimeter. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A premium zippered Tribal Planet gigbag is included.