(SOLD) Greco SV-600 Super View Wine Red 1979
Greco SV-600 semi-hollow, wine red, made in Japan 1979. This is a classic 'golden era' Greco, made by hand to an unbelievable standard and packed to the brim with personality and class. The 'Super View' series was Greco's twist on the 335 body design, tweaked for the local Japanese market. As such, you get a slightly smaller body; 20mm or so smaller across the top than a 335 (similar in dimensions to an ES-339) and an agreeable moderately slim, rounded neck, as well as the cool oversize headstock and some quirky original hardware. It feels magnificent: the neck is comfy and the body is extremely responsive, so every note and chord seems to get a life of it's own. The tone is quite something too. The neck pickup is bell-like in clarity, with tight and rounded lows and a sparkling, eloquent top end. The bridge pickup has a rich, growling vocal quality, with excellent sensitivity to differing attack and sublime note separation... even with a dose of gain, the warmth and clarity is superbly balanced. These seldom last long around here, so nab yourself gorgeous example of vintage Japan artistry and let this one write your next ten albums almost by itself.
Model: Greco SV-600 Super View
Made: 1979, Japan, Fujigen factory (serial D796842)
Finish: wine red, black 4-ply guard, aged cream double binding
Body: flame white sycamore laminate top/back/sides, maple centre block
Neck: 3-piece maple set neck, 43mm at nut
Pickups: original Maxon U2000 PAF-style humbucker x2
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor chips and scuffs on the end and both edges, no major marks. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back and some wear on the binding only. The back has a couple of little finish chips in the middle as well as some widespread dimples and scuffs, no major marks. The sides have widespread wear on the binding and dimples and checking lines around the whole body, as well as a couple of little chips on the top horn and near the jack. The front has some minor chips on the top edge int he elbow area, some dimples on the edge near the jack, rear strap pin and both horns, a dent near the neck pickup and some widespread light scuffs including play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear but are palying well and are freshly polished, 6/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.