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


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Up for sale, a 1988 Greco RJ-85 in excellent, 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.

Tonewoods include a mahogany body, three-piece mahogany neck, and a bound rosewood fretboard, and at 9lbs 6oz 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: Three-piece mahogany
-Shape: Very slender C, full shoulders, measuring .785” 1st fret, .855” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, thumbnail inlay
-Frets: Original slender, moderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-12 (wear is progressively fainter towards the octave)
-Scale Length: 25”
-Nut: Bone, 1 11/16" at zero fret
-Headstock: Greco logo mimicking Gretsch's "T-Roof"
-Tuners: Gotoh
-Serialization: C88-prefix inked on headstock, dating to March, '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 January, 1988
-Hardware: G arrow knobs, nickel-plated ABR-1-style Tune-o-Matic bridge, Bigsby-style vibrato
-Plastics: Plexi pickguard with "Greco" logo

The gloss White finish shows subtle yellowing of the clear coat, and the back of the body has a pair of tan lines from previously removed stickers. Cosmetic wear includes a number of minor dings along the body perimeter, very faint buckle rash on the back, and a handful of minor marks on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, with a couple shallow nicks along the profile length that don't distract the palm while fretting.

A gigbag is included.