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Greco logo (SOLD) 1973 Greco SA-500
Earlier generation of Greco 335
On sale is the very 1st generation of Greco 335, SA-500 series under the era of so-called Gneco. Without the serial number and label found on anywhere on the guitar, I had a fair bit of difficulty in dating the guitar until coming across the exact match on Greco's 1973 catalog. Interestingly, the same model evolves to an upgraded numbering of SA-700 in 1974 and onward. You may then ask where SA-550 fits in Greco's family tree? To distinguish each other, here are the main feature per guitars:

  • SA-450 in 1972: sycamore body - evolved to SA-500 later
  • SA-500 in 1973 (this guitar): maple body + split parallelogram inlay - evolved to SA-700 later
  • SA-550 in 1974 onward: maple body block inlay

To describe the cosmetics, no major wear found anywhere on bindings, body or neck. Oxidation on the way, which is unavoidable, and I would give A mark if I didn't hear fret buzz on low E strings of 10th and 12th frets. Having a close side look indicates the frets are a little bit off the fingerboard, Having a close side look indicates the frets are a little bit off the fingerboard, but the buzz not heard once you plug the guitar to amplifier. To give you better judgment I am attaching a live record played with this guitar. Lastly, the original hardshell case ships along.


To describe the cosmetics, no major wear found anywhere on bindings, body or neck. Oxidation on the way, which is unavoidable, and I would give A mark if I didn't hear fret buzz on low E strings of 10th and 12th frets. Having a close side look indicates the frets are a little bit off the fingerboard, Having a close side look indicates the frets are a little bit off the fingerboard, but the buzz not heard once you plug the guitar to amplifier. To give you better judgment I am attaching a live record played with this guitar. Lastly, the original hardshell case ships along.
Top:  Maple
Fretboard:  Rosewood
Neck:  3 piece maple
Pickups:  U-1000
Color:  Cherry Red
Inlay:  Split Parallelogram
Price: $ 690

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  • This guitar has sold to USA on 17 Nov 2017.
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Greco SA-500