Up for sale, a 2002 Greco L-7 archtop acoustic guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A parlor-sized archtop with a notably compact 13 1/2” lower bout width, this Greco L-7 (which bears little resemblance to the Gibson model of the same name) features mahogany body construction, with an X-braced top paired with a mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard. Currently strung with light gauge nickel 10-46 strings (string gauge and style can be adjusted to buyer preference), this L-7 offers a warm, round response with a distinctive midrange authority. The highs are crisp; jangly when struck with authority, sweet and sonorous when lightly plucked. Built at the venerable Fujigen Gakki factory in Japan and weighing 4lbs 9oz, this guitar has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with easy-playing action.
The one-piece mahogany neck features a medium C-shaped profile carve with well-rounded shoulders in every register, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .915” at the 9th. On the bound rosewood fretboard, the flawless medium jumbo frets retain the full factory height and have plenty of meat. The guitar plays comfortably in every register up the 24 3/4” scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The original bone nut measures 1 11/16” in width. The headstock features a pearloid Greco script inlay and open-gear Gotoh tuners with nickel plating and butterbean buttons. These gears turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.
The top has a consistent arch, and the floating compensated ebony bridge has room for adjustment on both thumbwheels. A chrome trapeze tailpiece rounds out the hardware, and the elevated multi-ply pickguard is mounted with its stock nickel bracket. The gloss finish is framed by ambered multi-ply binding, and cosmetic wear is limited to some pinhead-sized dings clustered on the treble-side lower bout on the back, along with a few faint finish scratches on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is exceedingly clean, with just a couple microscopic marks on the profile length. The guitar also has a subtle smokey smell, only apparent at very close range.
The original hardshell case is included with a gold plush interior, functional latches and original handle. The case also has a smokey smell, more pervasive than the instrument.