Just in from Japan, a beautiful 70's ES335/ES330 copy

Neilybob100

Well-Known Member
#1
Welcome to the family a beautiful early 70's Greco SA500 completely hollow (no middle block) beauty. This thing has lots of MOJO!

I can't believe how good condition this is in for a guitar that's around 45-50years old. No buckle rash. Binding is almost in perfect condition. Neck is a nice D shape. Came with a hardcase, spare tuners and a lovely supple leather and fabric strap.

Sustains for days. Turn the neck tone pot down to between 1-2 for a thick Clapton tone. Neck pickup has a real twang to it.
 

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alonious_monk

Permanently Tired
#9
That looks sweet, congrats on that, really looks the business.

Japan guitars have intrigued me as of late, someone near me had an Antoria LP in natural finish going for £200. Gutted I can't justify that.
 

Neilybob100

Well-Known Member
#11
Found this in a 1973 Greco catalogue online. Anyone read Japanese?

I'm honestly still gob smacked that I can buy a guitar from the early 70's with this mojo for just over 500 English pounds. If it had had Gibson on the headstock I guess it would have been nearer £5000! Mental.
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everfreetree

I... I like trees.
#12
Found this in a 1973 Greco catalogue online. Anyone read Japanese?

I'm honestly still gob smacked that I can buy a guitar from the early 70's with this mojo for just over 500 English pounds. If it had had Gibson on the headstock I guess it would have been nearer £5000! Mental.
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Listen... I tried using my fancy Google Lens translation feature, but the image isn't the best quality, and all I got was something about an acoustic hamburger, and hamburging mic, Raw Gibson, and something about a boar... So I'm not sure I can offer much, but that is very cool.


*edit*
Actually... I tried harder and DID get something almost-useful from the top set of guitars.

Ahem...
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ITS
SA-500 ¥ 50,000
Case ¥ 6,000 Advanced acoustic acoustic handbag (my favorite kind of handbag)
King microphone
Microphone preset 3 times word switching
With V-T control 2 (2 volume, 2 tone?)
Shioita Ebony Raw Gibson Acoustic (Shioita... doesn't appear to be a word in any language. Good)

SA-450
¥ 45,000
Case ¥ 6,000
High-sensitivity acoustic hunt with V and control for each 2 (again, 2 volume, 2 tone... acoustic hunt..?)
King microphone Microphone preset 3 circuit switching (3-way pickup switching... I think)
Root * Ebony String Gibson Acoustic Method (I am a big fan of the Ebony String Method, invented by Gibson, yes.)
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Glad I could help. :p


*edit 2*
It just hit me that the "hamburger"/"Hamburging"/"Handbag" confusion was... "Humbucker/Humbucking"...
It did its best.
 
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Magnus Pym

Grudges rot the soul
#14
I translated a small Japanese postcard that my Grandmother had received from a friend many years ago (it was about a wedding, not relevant, carry on) using google translate. You have to draw the Kanji (is the the correct word?) and build the sentence that way. Very time consuming but fun, in a puzzle game sort of way.
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Neilybob100

Well-Known Member
#15
Listen... I tried using my fancy Google Lens translation feature, but the image isn't the best quality, and all I got was something about an acoustic hamburger, and hamburging mic, Raw Gibson, and something about a boar... So I'm not sure I can offer much, but that is very cool.


*edit*
Actually... I tried harder and DID get something almost-useful from the top set of guitars.

Ahem...
----
ITS
SA-500 ¥ 50,000
Case ¥ 6,000 Advanced acoustic acoustic handbag (my favorite kind of handbag)
King microphone
Microphone preset 3 times word switching
With V-T control 2 (2 volume, 2 tone?)
Shioita Ebony Raw Gibson Acoustic (Shioita... doesn't appear to be a word in any language. Good)

SA-450
¥ 45,000
Case ¥ 6,000
High-sensitivity acoustic hunt with V and control for each 2 (again, 2 volume, 2 tone... acoustic hunt..?)
King microphone Microphone preset 3 circuit switching (3-way pickup switching... I think)
Root * Ebony String Gibson Acoustic Method (I am a big fan of the Ebony String Method, invented by Gibson, yes.)
-----

Glad I could help.


*edit 2*
It just hit me that the "hamburger"/"Hamburging"/"Handbag" confusion was... "Humbucker/Humbucking"...
It did its best.
@everfreetree dude this is amazing! Thank you.

Really want a hamburger now! Lol

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