Hard to let this one go but I'd rather someone who's going to use it has it! For someone with some time/money who wants to own a piece of history that's more compatible/functional with today's technology, look no further -- this uniquely-colored version (NOT the original Silver) boasts a modern Roland GK MIDI pickup, updated MIDI Out from the guitar, a Roland GI-10 guitar-MIDI signal interface (w/ power supply), and the cable to connect everything and make it work. The original 80s version is limited to a unique 24-pin cable that's only compatible with a few 80s guitar synths.

Why is the price so low compared to others? I purchased this restored Roland G707 from a seller on eBay. He told me that he bought the guitar from a guy who found this guitar in a barn in Canada and it was withered, and unfortunately the original MIDI pickup was ruined. The guitar pickups still worked fine, though looked a bit dirty. He bought it as a project, restored it to the best of his ability, repainted it (hence the color), and here we are!

The good news: The neck is in good condition, the tuners are excellent, and the pickups still work! These have all been confirmed by Richie's Guitars in NYC (IYKYK).

The not-so-good news, and why this is listed as "Fair"/cheaper than the competition:

1) For its age and what its been through, it's insane that it can even be played at all. With that said, this will definitely need a competent guitar tech to set it up and look at the bridge. My experience is it has trouble staying in tune, which Richie's Guitars (IYKYK) in NYC diagnosed as an issue with the springs in the bridge (a bridge that was designed by Roland and is unique to this guitar). Two other techs I discussed with agreed that retro-fitting a Kahler bridge would be the best move, as the original Roland is closest to a Kahler.

2) The B string is not currently detected on the Roland GK pickup (MIDI signal). When I first got the guitar, it was working fine, but after my not-so-synth-guitar experienced tech set up the guitar, I believe that some steel wool remnants got under the MIDI pickup. I cleaned everything up as best I could, but have not gone through the process of actually taking the MIDI pickup out to look for any other steel wool remnants. That string was working fine before that, so I know it's possible it's just the steel wool, which you could remove with a tweezer. All other strings work fine for sending MIDI signal.

3) The MIDI pickup isn't screwed down on one side (see pictures); this isn't actually an issue, as it still detects MIDI fine without tracking issues, but if you choose to get the bridge fixed, you can ask the tech to screw this down. The original eBay seller was going to superglue down a small piece of wood to screw into, but I purchased before he could.

4) There is no original whammy/trem bar -- this shouldn't matter since you need to retrofit a Kahler anyway.

If you want to own one of these guitars and want it to be functional in modern DAW recording, here's your shot; it definitely works to control VSTi plugins, and I hooked it up to a Roland Integra7 in the past and didn't have any issues. However, if you're a collector and want to own a piece of history, I think your money would be better spent on an original one with the original components more intact.

Roland GI-10 is scratched up but works fine, same with AC Adapter. MIDI cable was purchased new and has only been used 3 times, works perfectly. I will not break up the items in this listing.

You know the limitations and work that will be required to make this a 100% functional guitar -- given this, item is sold "As Is." No returns. DM with any questions.

SHIPPING: I do not have the original case for this, and the stabilizer arm makes standard hard cases out of the question. I will ship this unit in a gig bag wrapped in towels and bubble wrap, which is the way I received it, and it was totally fine. The package will be insured for the full value and require signature, no exceptions. If purchasing intl, the same rules apply.

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Listed7 months ago
ConditionFair (Used)
Fair condition gear should function but will show noticeable cosmetic damage or other issues.learn more
  • G-707
  • Silver
  • 1980s
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Offset Body
  • Yes

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