1968 Greco "961" "Shrike" 10-String (only produced for 1 year in 1968)
a 10-string - "symphony of sound"
A little walk through Japanese guitar history:
Goya/Greco manufactured guitars since the early
1960's at the legendary Fiji-genGakki Plant. Greco
was also one of the pioneers of the Japanese "Outlaw"
Here's one of the rarest oddity of the late 1960's that
ever came out the of Far-East... the birth of the "Electric"
This rare 1968 Greco "Shrike" 10-String model featured
those amazing "Boomerang" pickups. The "Boomerang" pickups,
when driven hard, get really "down and dirty" with just a twist
of the volume knob. The pickup selector switch basically gives
the bridge, neck and the combo setting its
extraordinary tonal value.
All the "Shrike" models were manufactured with this amazing
built-in quality and were considered, at the time, Greco's top of
the line Electrics. So much quality were put in to these "Shrike"
models that it actually cost more to produce them... then they
could ever sell for in the 1960's. This is why the Greco "Shrike"
guitar line was only produced for 1 year in 1968.
A wonderful and rare example of "First Golden-Age" of Japanese