Roland G 505 guitar controller and GR 700 synth module 1984 sunburst

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Professional Vintage 1980s set .
This guitar is not your average mid 80's G505 controller.  It's an original Japanese made Roland controller, but when I bought it in 84, I immediately had John Buscarino (yes THAT John Buscarino- maker of $10,000 Buscarino guitars!) build a beautiful custom neck of solid purple heart rosewood.  36 years later it still plays like butta!  He also replaced the anemic single coils on it with active EMG's that sound great.  No hum, glassy highs and beefy lows.  This is a great sounding, great playing guitar that is in played, but really good condition for a 36 year old classic.    

But wait, there's more!!!!  I'm also including the original GR700 synthesizer , with three memory cartridges.

Everything worked when i put it away in about 2000.  I play a Parker with a GR 55 now.   

The guitar is phenomenal with some sign of wear and one or two dings.
Synthesizer module is large and heavy but has all the sounds of the 80's- the fifths of "owner of a lonely heart"- the VCF of "I Like the night life baby"-the whistle of "she Bop"-  It's just a blast to play!  
The big guitar plug and power cables are included.

Body: Ash
Finish: sunburst
Neck: Buscarino Purple Heart Rosewood 
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 22
Bridge: Adjustable
Tuning machines: Schaller
Pickups: EMG active with five way switch
Scale:25 1/2"
From the Roland website:

"Roland GR-700 Programmable Analog Guitar Synthesizer
Features and Specifications:

6 voice, Dual Oscillator Synth Engine Based on the Roland JX-3P/MKS-30
3 - Selectable Octave Settings for Each Oscillator, 2’, 4’ and 8’
Choice of Square, Sawtooth or Pulse Waveform, plus Noise for Oscillator 2
Cross Modulation Between Oscillators
Frequency Modulation with Envelope and/or Modulation
VCF Low-Pass Filter with LFO, Envelope and Pitch Modulation
Variable High-Pass Filter
Four Stage Envelope Generator
Low Frequency Oscillator for Vibrato Effects
Selectable Dynamic Control Over Pitch, Filter and Amplifier per string
Selectable Pitch Bend, Hold and Voice On/Off per String
Lush Analog Chorus Mode
Programming Via Foot switches or with optional PG-200 Programmer
Dimensions: 27 3/16" (W) 14 3/4" (D) 6 1/8" (H)
Power Requirements: 45 watts

I'm not a dealer.  This is my personal guitar and synth that i bought new in '84.  I hope you will enjoy owning it as much as i have.  

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Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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