Up for sale, a 1989 Greco Super Real Project SA-700 in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. The Super Real Project series was very limited, offered only from 1988-89 and produced at the Fujigen factory in Japan. Advertised in Greco's 1989 catalog as the SA64-70, but noted on the instrument's label as the SA-700, this guitar faithfully replicates the finer points of a 1964 ES-335 and is an expertly crafted instrument.
Tonewoods include maple semi-hollowbody construction and body horns very representative of the correct shape for a 1964 build, paired with a one-piece mahogany neck. The nickel-plated hardware is correct for '64 as well, with an ABR-1 bridge design and Kluson-style tuners. The pickups are PAF-style humbuckers wound in-house at Fujigen, and they're extremely articulate, sweet-sounding, and harmonically complex pickups. An impressive guitar both acoustically and via the original pickups, this Greco weighs 7lbs 14oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The one-piece mahogany neck has a slender ‘60s-style C-shaped profile carve with moderate shoulder and just a hair more heft as you travel up the fingerboard, measuring .805" deep at the 1st fret, filling out to .905" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid small block inlay and original flawless medium jumbo frets which retain their full factory height and well-rounded crowns. The original bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the scale length is 24 3/4". On the headstock, the guitar boasts the distinctive "open book" shape, with the Greco logo inlaid in pearloid and inlay central to the headstock face. The Kluson-style tuners have correct push-in bushings and keystone buttons very similar in material and transparency to those used in the '60s.
All of the electronics work as intended, with individual Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup, capped with reflector cap knobs with perfect silkscreened text. The hardware includes the ABR-1 style bridge and matching stoptail, with nigh flawless nickel plating on all hardware including the pickup covers. The deep Cherry gloss finish is exceedingly well-kept, and cosmetic wear is limited to a bit of light pick scuffing across the guard, and a few very faint finish scratches in the clear coat. The gloss finish on the neck profile is clean as can be.
This Greco SA-700 is a particularly rare model from one of the most celebrated eras of Fujigen factory production, crafted in the spirit of Gibson's best ES models, and exceeding the quality of many of its USA-made counterparts.
A padded gigbag is included.