||1977 Greco SA-900|
Japanese portrait of Electric Spanish 335
Here is the long awaited vintage, Greco SA-900, born in 1977 under the Project Series era. Many of Japanese and non-Japanese guitar forums say in unison that SA-900 is one of the closest copy of Gibson ES 335. Attention paid to every single detail, from the design of open book headtop, crown emblem, double cutaway, to the same combination of maple top/back, 3 piece maple neck and rosewood fretboard.
The best way to describe the condition of this guitar is she aged gracefully. The detail photos indicate binding cracks, oxidation on hardware, chips off body rim where pickguard used to be fixated.
With regard to playability, the original Maxon pickups express ranging from warm jazzy and rich creamy rock tonality. No string buzz heard, neck straight, trussrod adjustable, but I admit playing over high frets, especially from 9th to 12th, she sounds a little plinky. A concerned buyer would want to take the guitar to technician. Lastly, a genuine hardcase is flying along to the lucky owner.