Up for sale, a 1990 Greco SG Standard, model SS65-P2 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. Part of Greco's famed "Mint Collection," this guitar was manufactured in Japan's Fujigen factory and includes all of the tiny details that made these Grecos such stiff competition for their American counterparts. Falling under the colloquial umbrella of the "lawsuit era," this Greco certainly is heavily inspired by the Gibson SG Standard, although no legal action was taken against Greco for these instruments, and in fact, Gibson's own Orville line of guitars was crafted at the same time in the same factory!

There's plenty to delight Gibson and Greco fans alike with this SG, including a pair of "Screamin" (yes, that's the model name) PAF-style humbuckers with braided leads, a long neck tenon, and a chunky V neck profile that's distinctive to say the least! The tone ranges from roaring and harmonic rich in the bridge position, to more balanced and rhythm-friendly tones with both pickups engaged, and meaty, yet clear sounds from the neck pickup. These pickups have both clarity and body, and Greco was known for strictly adhering to Gibson spec in an effort to craft pickups that can truly deliver the goods. The guitar weighs in at a featherweight 6lbs 4oz, and we've professionally setup the instrument with 10-46 strings here at our shop, Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar.

The aforementioned neck profile is something you truly don't encounter often on an SG, with a prominent V that has plenty of chunk, and the slender 1 9/16" nut width that Gibson introduced in '65 (one of the more meaningful factors in this reissue). The neck profile has generous shoulders and fills out to massive "baseball bat" depth by the time you reach the 9th fret, filling the palm for a very substantial feel. The original medium jumbo frets have nearly perfect fret crowns and no notable wear, playing cleanly up the neck with no buzzing. The truss rod works well, and the neck is very straight with ideal relief. The headstock has the signature open book shape with the "open O" on the Greco logo, which is one indicator of the Mint Collection era. The lightly greened swirly tulip buttons on the Gotoh tuners definitely look the part of vintage Klusons, and the tuners turn smoothly, holding pitch as they should.

All of the electronics work as they should, with individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup coupled to a three-way pickup selector toggle. The chrome tailpice, ABR-1 style bridge, and pickup covers have immaculate plating, and the stock plastic parts are in great shape too, including the reflector cap knobs, amber switch tip, and small "batwing" pickguard. There is barely a scratch on the sleek black finish, and aside from a few faint scuffs on the pickguard in the pick path, this guitar is near mint and has survived the last 26 years incredibly well.
Year Condition Color Case
1990 Excellent Black None


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We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.