Electric Guitars Roland G-808 Vintage Electric Guitar 1981 Modified Pre-Owned

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Rare Roland G-808 Guitar - originally produced as a high end controller for the fabled GR-300 Analog synth..

This example has been modified to be a standard guitar without synth control functionality.

A very high quality instrument built by Fujigen Gakki. Fujigen Gakki are one of the most revered Japanese manufacturers, who built many quality models in this era for Ibanez, Yamaha, Fender and Greco (as well as many others) - many of which have gone on to become Japanese classics.

Modification aside, this G808 is in excellent condition for it's age, with only very light wear.

Original "GR" hard case included. 

  • Body: Ash and Walnut
  • Finish: Acrylic (natural)
  • Neck: Maple and Mahogany, thru neck
  • Fingerboard: Select Ebony
  • Frets: 22
  • Bridge: Fixed, adjustable
  • Nut: Polycarbonate
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh
  • Pickups: Two Roland PU-114H Humbuckers
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width: 1 11/16"
  • Body Width: 13"
  • Body Depth: 1 3/4"

 

 

Information on the Roland G-808

"The Roland GR-300 and G-808 guitar combination was the original flagship of the early 1980s Roland guitar synthesizers. It was this combination most prominently featured in advertising promoting the breakthrough Roland guitar technology. While more people are familiar with the G-303 guitar, thanks to Pat Metheny, the G-808 was the premium guitar, with complete through-neck construction, gold hardware and more. The G-808 was simply one of the best guitars available at the time, and sold with the GR-300, the finest guitar synthesizer system ever designed.

In many ways, the original GR-300 and G-808 combination was a continuation of the earlier GS-500 and GR-500 guitar and synthesizer combination. These two systems used the same 24-pin cable, but the GR-300 is a simpler system than the earlier GS-500/GR-500. Notably, the GR-300 and G-808 offered a level of playability that had been promised since the introduction of the guitar synthesizers. When players picked up a GR-300 and G-808, they did not have to adjust their style to play this expressive system. And with the G-808, players did not have to compromise of their choice of guitar. The G-808, with its high end hardware, through-neck construction, and ebony fret board, was as good as any mass-produced guitar on the market."

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