1974, Made in Japan, FujiGen production
This is the Greco SA-450 model
From the “Gneco” period headstock logo era
(the “R” in the “Greco” logo reads like an “N”)
These are a pre-serial number production, from some of the earliest Greco models
Very, very few of the SA-450 model guitars are now around
They are becoming increasingly rare to get a hold of
Near identical features and specs to a Gibson “339”
Loved for their super light weight and smaller (ES339) sized body
But this Greco model/design pre-dates the “real” one by decades !!!
This makes them incredibly sought after, and way ahead of their time
The perfect sized instrument for regular stage use
This one is in excellent overall condition, especially for 46 years of play
The binding is 99% perfect, with no issues regarding cracks or crumbling
(unfortunately, it is common for models of 40+ years of age)
Honey Sunburst finish
Amazing full hollow body, natural tone
Maple front and rear body wood
Subtle, yet beautiful, flamed grain
Photos do not do justice, much better in person
Maple neck with block inlays
Rosewood fretboard, incredibly dark grained
Full body binding and neck binding
24 ¾” scale, 12” radius
Very thin, 60’s style, neck profile
Twin humbuckers, “Gneco” logo chrome covers
Greco Star stamped, sealed headstock tuners
Do not miss out on this amazing vintage guitar
Includes a brand new Hard Case
All machinery, electrical, and pickups are without issue. Some surface marks, some small impressions/dings/dimples/paint chips/nicks, one light medium buckle rash spot rear of body, some dullness and aging/tarnish to chrome and machinery, (obviously) wear to frets after 46 years – but it is currently set up with D ‘Addario 10-45 strings with a low and fluent action - as pictured.
Note: The hard case is for a full sized 335, not a snug fit for a 339 size, but it does its job. The original Maxon humbuckers (with the printed digit serials of this era) have been replaced. This is truly to the guitars benefit. The ones currently fitted have a FAR greater dynamic range and tonal variation to the stock originals. Neither are identifiable, but the neck is very much a lower wound PAF style, amazing sound for rhythm, almost like a full-bodied acoustic tone. Then the bridge humbucker screams! It is a modern, higher output wound sound, amazing for lead work, or using it with overdrive, distortion, fuzz. Together (in the middle position) they complement each other perfectly. Tone is obviously subjective, but I would be very surprised if you could not find a sound you love from these humbuckers.
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---INFO & TERMS---
--- String-Switch-Noise operates primarily as an online store.
However, by appointment only, we are available to test out and pick up purchased items in person.
We have a dedicated showroom 20min south of the Brisbane CBD.
Please call 0422883853 to book an appointment.
--- We do not accept any trade, trade ins, consignment, or direct customer purchases.
--- All payments to be made in full at time of purchase. The are no holds, deposits, or layby.
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--- All photos are our own and are of the actual item being offered for purchase.
We NEVER use stock photos.
An extensive amount of time and effort is put in to accurately show the items true condition, colour, and shape. Though please realise the limitations of photography. Images and colours can be perceived differently depending of the type and quality of the device it is viewed on.
--- Advertised photos form a large part of the representation of the items condition. Please view the photos carefully as well as reading all item descriptions and/or condition text. Whilst every effort is made to photograph all parts of items, not every little dimple/micro scratch can or will be photographed. We always photograph any and all large cosmetic flaws, such as paint chips/cracks/large dents, that we consider to be significant.
--- Cosmetically, items are as per detailed photos and/or descriptions. Functionally, all pots, jacks, switch and machinery components are working without issue, and serviced upon arrival. Each item is tested and/or serviced/set up before listing. It is also tested again moments before packaging, after purchase, to insure it is 100%.
---Guitars and basses are set up with action at a standard with no playability issues, unless otherwise described. However please understand no one set-up is right for everybody. If you prefer a different action height/tuning/string gauge please adjust at your own liking. Please also realise that almost all items are used, and most are 20-30+ year vintage instruments/effects. They will exhibit some wear and tear. If you need detailed specifics, extra information/on the bench specs can be given about anything you require. Please do not hesitate to ask if this is necessary.
--- No refund will be given for change of mind. There will be no warranty or refund given other than dead on arrival, broken, or faulty that is NOT already described and outlined in the descriptive text and detailed photos. In the HIGHLY unlikely event, there is damage in transit, a postal/courier insurance claim will be made to recover the cost of damage. However, we are always happy to help and work through any issue, in the rare event that one arises.
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--- We proudly strive to send out all orders within 24 hours of purchase and/or receiving cleared payment (apart from holidays and weekends). However please allow up to 72hrs for packing and courier pickups. Once your item is packed you will receive notification and relevant tracking number and courier/postal details.
--- Small items such as effect pedals and wiring harnesses are sent via Australia Post standard service, with tracking ONLY. No responsibility will be taken from us for the loss or damage of an item by Australia Post. At your request, signature upon delivery or postal insurance can be added for the additional cost.
--- ALL guitars are sent via courier delivery with full insurance, tracking, and signature upon delivery services.
--- As they are courier delivered, guitars can NOT be sent to a PO Box, Parcel Locker, or Parcel Collect service. They must be sent to a physical address, where someone can sign for the item on arrival.
--- All items are packed to the highest degree for transit. Proudly, our packaging is at the highest of standards, with the best reputation you will find anywhere in the industry. This comes from 1500+ guitars (and counting) being sent without issue both Australia wide and internationally over many, many years. A great amount of pride and detail goes into making sure every item arrives safe and in a timely manner. Pedals and small items are packed in multiple layering of bubble wrap and double corrugated shipping cardboard. Guitars, pending the instrument, have strings de tuned so there is no tension on the neck and headstock. Neck/body /headstock are wrapped separately in multiple bubble wrap layers, high density foam and/or cardboard reinforced. If applicable it is then placed in gig/soft case or hard case. If in gig/soft case it is once again bubble wrapped/foam reinforced before being boxed. Each package/box is custom cut and fit in heavy duty double corrugated shipping cardboard. All voids are padded out and the body edge, base, and top of head stock foam reinforced/padded. Finally, the boxing will have copious amounts of high visibility “Fragile” and “This way up” warning labels.
--- We are also extremely environmentally conscious. We recycle almost all bubble wrap, foam, and cardboard packaging material that arrives with all deliveries in, and then order out.