Greco SS600P2 Black 1989
Greco SS600P2 SG style, made in Japan 1989, black. This is so cool. The SS600P2 was a signature model for mid 80s all girl J-rock band Princess Princess' guitarist Kanako Nakayama. The basic shape references the classic '63 Gibson SG, but this one has a tasty soft-V shape neck profile, uncovered pickups and dot inlays. Otherwise, the specs on this are the same as the more common Mint Collection SS63-60. It's a joy in the hands: light, super loud unplugged, well balanced with no 'neck dive'... tasty. The neck is a little slimmer than some other 60s style SGs, which I rather enjoy frankly; it's so easy to play. The 'Screamin' humbuckers are a slightly overwound PAF style, so there's heaps of midrange growl and low end thump, but there's still plenty of clarity and snap through the top end. Black SGs especially look a bit better with a couple of decades of play on the clock, and this is really oozing a certain no-nonsense swagger. So, overall: so cool, right?
Model: Greco SS600P2
Made: 1989, Japan (serial 9 5650)
Finish: black, 4-ply black guard
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, set-neck, 24.75" scale, 9.5" radius, soft-V
Mods: frets replaced at some point
Pickups: Greco 'Screamin'' humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a minor chip on the end and some light scuffs on the back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples only. The back has a handful of light scuffs and surface scratches, no major marks. The sides have a few dimples on the top horn and near the jack and a dent in the elbow area. The front has light scuffs around the body, especially in the elbow area, plus a couple of dimples and some play wear on the top horn and guard. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have some very little wear, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.