Specs and Opinions about the Early Sixties strat late 70s?

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Specs and Opinions about the Early Sixties strat late 70s?

Post by vgalo7 » Fri May 01, 2015 9:33 am

Hi,

Just wonder if any of you know the specs of the Early Sixties SE series from late 70?s?

Opinions?

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Post by BrazenPicker » Fri May 01, 2015 7:11 pm

Not sure about specs, but I had one that was a great guitar, but heavy as hell. 4.7kg IIRC. Neck on the thin side. Nice guitar though.

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Post by vgalo7 » Thu May 21, 2015 9:24 pm

Ok,

Since apparently nobody knows about it let me tell you that I took the shot and bought a ?79 Early Sixties SE700 with this specs:

- Body pancake type, two pieces
- Body Lacquer finish (acetone test positive)
- Pickups Excel P-100 staggered poles
- Neck finish Lacquer
- Neck radius 7.25
- Neck profile "C"
- Tuners engraved Greco Guitar

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Post by brokentoes » Fri May 22, 2015 7:25 pm

Not that i'm an expert on Greco Strat models but i have 2... a '78 SE500 Supersounds and a '81 SE600 Supersound. I didn't know they made pancake bodies for their strats, especially in '79 when most people believe production to have already moved to Fujigen. Are you sure it's not a partscaster ??

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Post by vgalo7 » Sat May 23, 2015 10:37 am

Well,

I was afraid of that when I got the guitar, then I removed the pickguard and the pickups were as they should, same the wiring, the finish and when I removed the neck there was a red stamp similar to a 7 in the neck pocket.

Then, for what I?ve seen here in this forum and around others in the web there are some Strats with this pancake body.

This is more often seen in LP guitars and I guess that was because Gibson was making guitars with pancake body at that time and Greco just imitated what they saw to make the guitars more faithful to the real thing.

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Post by brokentoes » Sat May 23, 2015 2:22 pm

Well congrats on the new axe !! It sounds like it is a kosher Greco. Don't be shy about posting pictures !! Love to see your SE700

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Post by muccax » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:21 am

hi
i got one in white
think 3.8 kg good neck but not nitro ,,, very thick poly on mine
good guitar but not my favorite greco
got a 77 sparkle sound i like much better 4 bolt neck 3,4 kg
with the big head ,, i like that one better
all the best
otto

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