| |Up for sale, a 1986 Greco SG Standard model SG63-70 in excellent condition and in good working order. Crafted in Japan at the famed Fujigen factory (not coincidentally also the birthplace of all of the Gibson-sanctioned "Orville" branded guitars meant only for the Japanese domestic market), this Greco is part of the famed "Mint Collection." The Mint Collection has long been lauded as one of the high points of the "lawsuit era" Japanese guitars, and while no legal action was leveled against Greco for these guitars, the stunning accuracy with which Greco captured the nuances of Gibson's most classic models can't be denied! This guitar boasts PAF-style humbuckers, braided pickup leads, and a vibrant Cherry finish accented by a small batwing pickguard to evoke early '60s specifications. Perhaps the rarest and most notable feature of the guitar though is Greco's faithful replica of the long frame Lyre Vibrola tailpiece, which is as responsive and reliable as the genuine Gibson article. At 7lbz 6oz, this Greco is a lightweight and acoustically lively instrument, with a clear, authoritative tone that translates well through the pickups. The bridge pickup has a growly, biting sound which pairs well with the smoother and warmer sounding neck pickup. We've professionally setup this Greco here at our shop, Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, and the guitar has been dialed in with optimal intonation and fresh 10-46 strings.The neck has a medium C shaped profile that borders on the more slender side of things, while still feeling solid and substantial. The bound rosewood fretboard features stock fretwire, which has similar width and height to what Gibson was using in the early '60s. These frets have well rounded fret crowns and play very cleanly up the neck with no buzzing or dead spots, having been recently leveled and dressed with only faint wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. The nut width measures a full 1 11/16" and the scale length is 24 3/4". The headstock features the Greco logo inlayed in pearloid, as well as stock Kluson-style "Greco Deluxe" tuning machines which turn very smoothly and hold pitch as they should.All of the electronics work as they should, with full size pots and impeccable factory wiring. The stock nickel hardware shows only faint surface patina, and all of the original plastic parts are intact with the exception of the knobs, which are modern Gibson reflector cap replacements. Cosmetically, this Greco shows its fair share of tiny nicks and finish chips on the edges of the body horns and headstock wings, with some light finish wear where the forearm crosses the bass side of the lower bout on the top. A very slender heel crack on the bass side of the neck joint has also been professionally repaired and cleanly touched up, best seen in the included close-up photo.
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