FS: GRECO EX-800 HB EXPLORER 1980

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FS: GRECO EX-800 HB EXPLORER 1980

Post by YOGA64 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:46 am

GRECO EX-800 HB EXPLORER: 1000 euro

1980 with hardshell case.

You don't see one of these very often, copy of the early Hamers that copied the Gibsons.......... :D :o :roll:

Great and quite rare guitar in excellent conditions, sounds GREAT.
Totally original..


Shipping by UPS or FedEx will be from 60 to 150 euros, depending on country.

Shipping to the USA by FedEx 150 euros

For more pics, info, etc. you can contact me at: piero.urban@tin.it

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Post by Freebird » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:28 am

Couple of questions that might save you from receiving a ton of PMs. Weight? Which Maxon pickups does it have? Neck girth - slim, fat, etc.? Nitro finish?
Thank you.

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Post by YOGA64 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:12 am

Weight: Kg. 3,6 :D
Pickups: U2000 dated 16th July 1980 :o
Neck profile: '60s slimmish........ :roll:
Nitro finish: I don't think so,
BUT a very thin poly, one can feel the wood grain underneath......... :wink:

Freets are original with binding and in almost perfect conditions.
The guitar is black, and NOT in mint conditions, so you do see swirls, pick scratches and the odd dings here and there, but nothing through the finish, except in one little spot on the inside of the upper "fin".

Anyway, a big chunk of lightweight magoghany, and it does sound BIG :D

Maybe someone who is fluent in Japanese can help:

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Post by YOGA64 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:30 am

A few more pics, of course available in high quality for anybody who's really interested :wink:

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:01 am

I'm not a big fan of pointy guitars but I really like that one.

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Post by Freebird » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:19 am

marcusnieman wrote:I'm not a big fan of pointy guitars but I really like that one.
Same. Next to the Les Paul shape, Explorers are my next most comfortable to play. They are nicely balanced, at least the ones I've played.

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Post by Cali Girl » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:14 am

True, this is a rare guitar. And quite expensive back in 1980.

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Post by currypowder » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:27 pm

I have this exact guitar, except mine is a '78. I also have a sunburst model that is an '82. Both are exceptional guitars that I will never get rid of. You just never see this particular model come up for sale that often. Whoever snags this will not be sorry.
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t.olsen

Post by t.olsen » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:06 am

Stunning guitar ! Unfortunately at the moment all my money goes for this

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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:12 am

t.olsen wrote:Unfortunately at the moment all my money goes for this
Nice... what year is it? I had a 66 Fastback, 68 and 74 Beetles and our family car as a kid was a 70 bus

t.olsen

Post by t.olsen » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:29 am

It's a 76 but with non original brakes and a racing engine.I have to change those push rod tubes...you know the thing where every beetle is leaking oil :evil: One side ready now but to do this job on a non original engine build by someone else is a nightmare...

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Post by YOGA64 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:43 am

Up :P

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Post by YOGA64 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:47 am

What was I thinking............... :roll:

Not for sale anymore, I'm keeping this one, and playing it.... :D :D :D

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Post by YOGA64 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:28 am

Up for sale again.......... :wink:

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Post by gigantor » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:46 am

YOGA64 wrote:Up for sale again.......... :wink:
How much? I live in Germany, so I'll pay in EURO. ;)

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