Greco WS-STD SSH Fat Strat Electric Guitar, White, W/GigbagGreco
Check this guitar out!. The WS STD SSH is a Stratocaster style solid body, double cutaway made out of Basswood with a 1 piece bolt-on maple neck. The maple fretboard is like lightning and the tone will keep you playing for hours on end.
Greco guitars are manufactured in Japan. They are a smaller manufacturer of musical instruments which began producing excellent guitars in 1960. They make a quality instrument at a fantastic price point. Their instruments are the same size and shape as those that they are modeled after, but they are much lighter and most of the time have a superior playability.
In the early 1970s Kanda Shokai marketed Greco Gibson-like models, but with bolt-on necks rather than the set necks of genuine Gibson guitars. These were very similar to the Ibanez Gibson-like models available at that time and most of these models had a Greco logo that looked more like "Gneco". By the mid/late 1970s most Greco Gibson-like models were being made with set necks and open book Gibson headstock esigns. Some other Greco Gibson-like models from the 1970s had a different headstock design, more like a Guild headstock design, that had a Greco logo with equally sized letters.
Starting in 1979, the Greco "Super Real Series" was introduced which made available high standard replicas of Gibson and Fender models. In 1982 the Greco "Mint Collection" was introduced, which continued the high standard of the "Super Real Series". In 1982 Kanda Shokai and Yamano Gakki become part of Fender Japan and Kanda Shokai stopped producing its own Greco Fender replica models. Since the end of the Greco open book headstock Gibson replicas in the early 1990s, Kanda Shokai have produced various models using the Greco brand name such as the "Mirage Series" (similar to the Ibanez Iceman), various Gibson copies (not using the open book Gibson headstock design), Violin basses (VB), Zemaitis Guitars and addition to various other models.
Some notable guitar players who have used Greco guitars include Ace Frehley who used Greco Les Paul replicas when his band Kiss was on tour in Japan, and Elliot Easton of The Cars, Peter Tork of The Monkees on his 1979 -81 solo tours had 2 of the Tobacco Sunburst Les Paul models. The Greco BM line is particularly notable as they’re almost endorsed signature models.
Condition: It is a brand new guitar, without the manufacturer's warranty. It has been thoroughly inspected and adjusted by certified guitar technicians to its current condition. This guitar is in mint condition and looks, plays and sounds unbelievable. The guitar pictured in this listing is the guitar that will be shipped when purchased.
Body type: Solid body
Body shape: Double Cutaway
Body material: Basswood
Body finish: Gloss
Neck wood: Maple
Truss rod: Standard
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.575"
Nut material: Bone
Neck Pickup: Greco Original WS, single coil
Middle Pickup: Greco Original WS, single coil
Bridge Pickup: Greco Original WS, humbucker
Controls: 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone (Front & Middle), 5-way pickup selector switch.
Includes: Greco Gigbag
About our set-ups: We do our best to accurately describe the current set-up and playability of each guitar. However, due to temperature and humidity changes the guitar may experience while in transit, it's possible for the neck and body to slightly "adjust" along the way. After all, guitars are primarily wooden instruments that are highly susceptible to their environment. By the time you receive the guitar, un-box it and tune it up, you may find that it needs a slight adjustment to get it back to the set-up specs that we originally described in our listing. Please keep this in mind before purchasing.