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1988 Greco RJ-85 Roc Jet Vintage Guitar Cherry Red, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1988 Greco RJ-85 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A faithful recreation of the Gretsch Roc Jet made at the Fujigen factory in Japan, this rare guitar easily rivals subsequent Gretsch production, featuring a gloss Cherry Red finish.

Tonewoods include a mahogany body, three-piece mahogany neck, and a bound rosewood fretboard, and at 9lbs this Greco has a warm, resonant acoustic response with a broad midrange faithfully captured by the stock pair of G-Tron pickups. Greco’s interpretation of Gretsch's Filter’Tron design, these pickups offer round, punchy notes on the wound strings and plenty of chewy treble sparkle. Meaty-sounding in all pickup positions and taking gain very well, the humbuckers have an overarching smooth, midrange-forward character. 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: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .815” 1st fret, .935” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, thumbnail inlay
-Frets: Slender, no wear
-Scale Length: 25”
-Nut: Bone, 1 11/16" at zero fret
-Headstock: Greco logo mimicking Gretsch's "T-Roof"
-Tuners: Gotoh
-Serialization: J88-prefix inked on headstock, dating to October, '88

Body Specs:

-Pickup: G-Tron humbuckers, Filter'Tron-style
-Controls: Master Volume, Volume x2, Tone x2, three-way pickup selector
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots date to August, 1988
-Hardware: G arrow knobs, nickel-plated ABR-1-style Tune-o-Matic bridge, Bigsby-style vibrato
-Plastics: Plexi pickguard with Greco logo (T-roof style)

The gloss Cherry Red finish is well-kept, with cosmetic wear limited to faint buckle rash along the bass-side of the back and just a handful of minor dings on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the bass side of the top and the back. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Greco-branded padded gigbag is included.