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One piece bodies on Greco SEs

Post by StIves » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:48 am

Guys,

Does anyone know if one-piece bodies were only found on the higher end SE strat models (say 1000, 1200) or did they occasionally appear on all models??

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Post by Mickdal » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:02 am

Only the high end Greco SE have a 1 piece

http://translate.google.com/translate?u ... n&ie=UTF-8

My 1980 SE-600 with 3 piece Sen Ash, Nitro etc..........arriving soon :P :P


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Post by StIves » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:37 am

Cheers - I had seen that site - its got some pics in too but still a bit confused. Mark's site shows a nice natural SE800 that appears to have a 1-piece body - its difficut to tell (even in the flesh sometimes) - I have a nice SE that In am trying to identify (1 piece body) - will post some pics.

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Post by Mickdal » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:34 am

Does yours have a natural finish?

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Post by StIves » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:25 pm

No its a tobacco burst, maple neck, very yellowed pickguard. Definately one peice body - I can spot a join even when its hard to. By the way, I think the one piece construction adds some weight (this one comes in at about 8lbs 11oz) - theres some heated debate about the merit of weight and tone - personnaly I think it isnt an absolue that light is always better. I have both ends of the spectrum . This one doesnt "feel" heavy and is pretty resonant, nice vinbtage vibe too. Made in Nov 78. Will post pics if I can make it happen.

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Post by villager » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:45 pm

seen both one piece and 2 piece centre seam on 800's

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Post by sneakyjapan » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:24 pm

my 600 series is 4 pieces, 700 is 2 and my 800 is 2 pieces joined off center.


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Post by StIves » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:59 am

Thanks guys - a picture is beginning to emerge. Looks like 600 , 500 and 480 would not have 1-piece. Think mine is probably an SE800 then which is what it was sold as some time ago - thing is (although 1-peice) it didnt really match the catologue exactly since (with maple boeard) it had 11 screw guard. Dont think the 1-piece makes any differnece really - have 3-piece that sound as good if not better.

Nice light today so will try and get photo outside (cant seem to get decent pics with flash).

Great site - thanks!

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Post by muccaz » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:04 am

hi
i got a early sixties .... serial i78xxxx witch is a se 700...... the coulor is white ... ....and the body is a pancake body :o :o :o ,,,,i can see it in the control cavity and it has a big paint chip on the bottom off the body ......... it looks like a one piece body when you look from the back .... but from the front it is a center 2 piece body ,,,,,,,, :D :D
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Post by kof88 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:40 am

Any idea "Super Sounds" range from what model numbers? ( SE400,600,800 ) ?

The year are ranging from mid-late 70's.

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