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Can someone fill me in on the Greco SA-64-70 ?
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buckwild
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:03 am    Post subject: Can someone fill me in on the Greco SA-64-70 ? Reply with quote

I've recently been looking into purchasing a Greco 87' SA-64-70

It looks very similar to a SA-700 or SA-900, but I've ner seen this model number and it also says on the label it's part of the Super Real Project

Any help or info would be great. Would mainly like to know if it's nitro finish
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 64 means it's a copy of a 1964 model, the 70 stands for 70,000 yen, so similar to the SA-700 (also 70,000 yen). Very likely not nitro.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:26 am    Post subject: Greco SA-64_70 Reply with quote

I have one of these and I can say it's a LOVELY guitar! As Jacco said it's a faithful copy of a '64 ES335, block inlays, THIN polyurethane finish. Mine came with '57 Classics installed so I cannot comment on the original PUPS. Be aware that it's a SLIM neck not a fattie...All in all I love mine and earlier this year I put it up against 2 REAL 335's and I liked the Greco way more...The Gibsons felt really dodgy...Sound wasn't really that great. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joe.....I have a 91 SA64-90 and I'm assuming that it's pretty much the same with the exception of a nitro finish on mine and it also has The Groove pickups in it. Slim 60's neck, nice and light too. Great guitar



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I believe this is the first time I see a 1991 serial number with a letter in it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
Nice, I believe this is the first time I see a 1991 serial number with a letter in it.


The letter indicates the month it was made (D=April). This is off my Greco ES175:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I know Marcus, I've never seen one from 1991
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
Yes I know Marcus, I've never seen one from 1991


Sorry
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys, think the neck is just too thin for my taste
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
jacco wrote:
Yes I know Marcus, I've never seen one from 1991


Sorry


No problem, thanks for helping
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Spizza
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reviving the thread.

I've been on the lookout for one of these.

Just wondering the major differences between the SA700 and the SA-64-70.
Wood type etc?

I know the SA-64-70's are more rare than the SA700's... but I've got the opportunity to get a SA700 at the moment and wanted to know if it'll be worth to save the extra for the SA-64-70.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're both rare birds - you can wait forever for an SA64-70 and 700's don't come around very often either.

I owned and since sold an 89 SA700..... compared to my SA64-90, there was no discernible difference at all - other than the 700 had Fralin pickups in it.

If you like the 700 and the price is right, I'd buy it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.

There was a SA-64-70 on eBay that I was bidding on but didn't win the bid.

The SA700 that I have been offered is a 1978 according to the Serial.

I don't have any pictures of the one I'm being offered as I went to have a look at it at a local guy who is selling it here in Melbourne.

It's exactly like this one.
http://www.sharpenedflat.com/vintage-guitar/Greco-SA-700-0110

He's selling it at $800-$900AUD.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he also mentioned it has the original Greco U2000 pickups.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to double check the year on that. The Super Real series of the SA700 came out in the late 70's and again in 88 and 89.

Mine was an 89.... here's some photos of mine before I sold it:




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