Up for sale, a 1989 Greco D-80P roundneck resonator acoustic electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Part of Greco's Mint Collection and produced at the Fujigen factory, the D-80P is a unique spin on the Dobro-style platform with factory-installed electronics.
The guitar features a maple dreadnought body and neck with a slab rosewood fretboard and lipstick pickup in the neck position. With a 16” lower bout width, 4” depth, and an arched back, the D-80P has the natural note attack and snap of maple, channeled through the single cone, spider bridge design. The guitar is lively and cutting when either fingerpicked or flatpicked, with a lightly compressed upper midrange honky pluck when you really dig in. The lipstick pickup delivers percussive cut and treble sparkle, with a rich, barking quality and dense harmonics. Weighing 7lbs, this Greco has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in with 12-53 bronze strings.
The three-piece maple neck has a slender C shaped profile with modest shoulder and more heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .910” at the 9th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features a 12” radius, dot inlay, and stock slender frets which have their full factory height and show virtually no wear. The guitar plays cleanly in all registers with a responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2“, the nut measures 1 11/16“ in width, and string spacing at the bridge is 2 1/8“. The headstock features a pearloid Greco inlay and set of chrome-plated Rotomatic-style Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
On the body, the electronics work as they should, with Volume and Tone controls for the lipstick pickup capped with ambered bonnet knobs. The dual saddles have plenty of height on the spider bridge, paired with the stock cone. The resonator cover plate has bright chrome plating with some surface patina, particularly behind the bridge, exposing the brass beneath the plating. The subtle Sunburst gloss finish highlights modest figuring in the maple across the body, and cosmetic wear is limited to a few light finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss and a small spot of rack rash behind fret 8 on an otherwise pristine neck profile.
The original black tolex hardshell case is included.