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Late 1970s Greco Japan FV-600 Flying V (Refinished Purple Sparkle)

Late 1970s Greco Japan FV-600 Flying V (Refinished Purple Sparkle)

Regular price $2,199.99 AUD
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Late 1970s Greco Japan FV-600 Flying V (Refinished Purple Sparkle)

We often get great guitars from Japan that have been neglected over time; this allows us to lovingly restore them, but also sometimes put our own twist on them when the time calls for it! This FV-600 from the late 70s was used and abused, covered in thick, splotchy black enamel spray paint. Unfortunately the original finish was too far gone to save, so we decided it only appropriate to give the instrument a new heart and soul! We've professionally refinished the guitar in a deep purple sparkle with loads of shine and personality! We wanted to make a highly unique instrument, but also respect this Greco's colourful history. The following professional work has been completed by us here at Deep Tone Music:

- Stripped mahogany body and neck and refinished in custom 2 pack sparkle purple finish

- New wiring harness with 3 x 500K CTS pots, Switchcraft output jack and 3-way switch and 0.047uF tone cap, vintage style wiring

- Wax potting of both original Maxon pickups

- New strap pins

- Fret level, crown and machine polish of new frets, full setup with 10-46s

Aside from this, the guitar retains most of its original parts and is in really great shape; no cracks, breaks or structural issues before or after the work was completed. The guitar had been professionally refretted at some point with very comfortable medium jumbo fretwire and has been done very well, and we've updated it with a fresh level crown and polish for silky smooth playability. Two original Maxon pickups drive the heart and soul of this guitar and sound absolutely ripper at that perfect PAF-esque output range. These pickups are capable of a huge variety of tones and sound epic when cranked up. Playability is great with a 24.75" scale and a slim late 60s neck profile with super smooth rounded edges for lightning fast runs.

If you're looking for a vintage guitar with loads of vibe that is completely different from the rest, look no further than this purple dream machine!

Specifications:

Make: Greco

Model: FV-600 Flying V

Origin: Fujigen Japan, Late 1970s

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Pickups: Original Maxon Humbuckers, Neck: 7.5kOhms, Middle: 3.7kOhms, Bridge: 7.6kOhms

Frets: 22

Neck Profile: 24.75" Scale, 43mm Nut Width, Medium D Profile, 12" Radius

Finish: Purple Sparkle (Refinished)

Weight: 3.2kg

Shipping & Returns:

Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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How much is shipping?

We offer free Australia-wide shipping for orders over $200 via standard courier services. For smaller items such as small parts and screws, we send via Australia Post regular mail service. All items below $200 are a flat $8.99 shipping rate. Express services are also available at an extra cost, just select it at the checkout and we'll get your order out extra fast!

How long does shipping take?

It varies based on the destination and the products ordered. Orders for items that are in stock with our Lewisham store "135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049", are usually shipped same day, however items ordered from "Deep Tone Warehouse Supply" are special order items that are not stocked in the store. These items can take 2-4 business days to arrive to us from the supplier; from there, the item will be dispatched from our store and the nominated method of shipping will be followed:

For "Standard" shipping:
  • VIC, SA and NSW: 2-4 days
  • QLD: 3-5 days
  • NT, WA and TAS: 5-10 days +
For "Express" shipping:
  • VIC, SA and NSW: 1-2 days
  • QLD: 1-2 days
  • NT, WA and TAS: 1-3 days

These estimates do not apply if the destination is regional or remote. Once orders leave our warehouse we have no control over the actual shipping time, however we'll do everything we can to ensure a prompt and problem-free delivery experience. If you need a more accurate estimate of shipping time please contact us.

Where do you ship?

We ship to most destinations in Australia, as well as overseas! We've shipped all over the world and if you're an international buyer, g'day and welcome! Rest assured whether it's Australia or the otherside of the world, your item will arrive safely, securely and fully insured. If the checkout is not allowing your shipping address, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

Who do you ship with?

We use Couriers Please, Aramex and various other couriers for our shipments, as well as Australia Post for smaller items!

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