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89 Greco Super Real SA-700 on the way

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:35 pm
by marcusnieman
Just pulled the trigger on this creampuff.... should be here next week from Austin. Hard to find alot of info on these later Super Reals (they came out again in 88 and 89 only for the SA models). Has Fralin pickups in it but the originals are being sent. No markings on the back of them.... curious.

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:15 pm
by bluesyrat
Atta boy! :D

p.s. did you see this recent
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=156561#156561 ?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:11 pm
by marcusnieman
bluesyrat wrote:Atta boy! :D

p.s. did you see this recent
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=156561#156561 ?
I sure did... that one is a beauty. Noticed that the F holes are bound too. Real pretty. I just love these lighter, amber bursts. I already have a 91 SA64-90 in a similar finish. Took me awhile to get used to the 60's taper neck but now I like them....

Looks like the one I just bought belonged to seller Chingo before.... here's the link and a ton of pics:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220954757653

New SA700

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:58 pm
by ozgrecofanatic
Marcus...

Nice work on the SA! I was just having a look at the one I bought and I COMPLETELY missed the fact the "F" holes were bound! Gee I hope that means it's a high model! Dammmit you've got me all excited again!! It'll be a partner to my other SA-64-70. Have a look at her here.


http://s962.photobucket.com/albums/ae10 ... C10823.jpg


I also note that the colour of yours is similar to the one I bought. Not really Tobacco SB but more reds and yellows.........interesting!

Cheers

Dave

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:53 pm
by marcusnieman
Thanks.... I'm giddy with excitement.

Yeah, your new one is a peach - never seen one with bound F holes - you've also got the larger block inlays that start on the first fret.... very cool. That SA64 of yours is sweet too..... aren't they great guitars??

Here's my 91 SA64-90..... same amber color. It has the Greco Screamin' pickups in it. These have ceramic magnets and they get mixed reviews but I've got to say that these are some of the fattest sounding humbuckers I have:

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Greco SA700

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:38 pm
by ozgrecofanatic
Marcus...

Yes I've seen that SA64-90 of yours before and it inspired me to try and find one in that colour hence my bid on the unknown SA the other day. They are outstanding guitars and should get just as many kudos as the L.P's IMHO. My SA64-70 came with '57 classics already installed so I don't know about the Screamin' pickups much. It has a wide, flat neck and is a joy to play! Rich, full and jangly if needed but on the bridge with crunch it really howls.

I'm not a fan of L.P.s at all really. I sold my EGF850 last year because it just didn't sound like I wanted it to. The PU-2 pickups that command so much attention here just didn't do it for me at all. I know some people love them but to me a humbucker REALLY shines with some AIR to work with.

Dave

Love the semis.

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Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:12 am
by marcusnieman
Nice.... an old post of mine bumped back up thanks to a spammer. Sold that Greco..... really a great guitar. Still have my SA64-90 though...

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:47 am
by brokentoes
Hey 2012 was a good year anyway. lol

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:14 pm
by guitar hiro
marcusnieman wrote:
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that that guy on the right with the harmonica looks like Hash Brown :)

I'm still kicking myself for not buying that Henry Qualls Strat he had for sale @ the Dallas Guitar Show 30 years ago :(

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:42 am
by marcusnieman
That is Hash.... one of my long time best pals. He's also the front man in our band The Superkings. I remember that strat of Henry's

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:23 pm
by Freebird
Nice acquisition. You look good playing it. It’s probably time to sell me your White Greco SG Junior. ; )

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:16 am
by marcusnieman
Freebird wrote:Nice acquisition. You look good playing it. It’s probably time to sell me your White Greco SG Junior. ; )
8) That SA700 is gone but I still have my Mint Collection SA64-90 and I may be selling that soon.... time to clear some gear.

Fortunately, that white Junior doesn't take up a lot of space. Check your PM's

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