Remember, not all people will have e-mail to contact you, so a phone number is always to your advantage. We recommend only a phone number for the first 2 weeks and then adding an e-mail address if your item has not sold in that time. Including a basic price avoids wasted effort on the part of the buyer and the seller. Also, almost all G-808 guitars have a unique stop bar tail piece with a nice piece of decorative wood glued to the top. I have an enlargement from the 1982 Roland Guitar Synthesizer brochure that clearly shows the larger, unique bridge and tailpiece.Also, the guitars in the Roland brochure have the same speed knobs as those found on the Roland G-505 guitar. 85% of the bike is from new parts, hand rolled aluminum fenders, new wheels, SS rims and spokes.The Roland GR-300 and G-808 guitar combination was the original flagship of the early 1980s Roland guitar synthesizers.
I saw one e Bay auction, from March of 2007, that has a G-808 with this unique hardware, both bridge and knobs. While the G-303 and G-808 are very similar guitars, there are some distinct differences between these two highly sought after vintage guitars.
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.
Early G-808 Bridge Design: as previously noted, the early G-808 guitars had a high-mass bridge also in use in Greco guitars made by Fujigen at this time.
At some point in the production run, the high-mass brass bridge was replaced with a more conventional tune-o-matic style bridge. In 1977, through a joint capital investment between Roland Corporation and Fujigen, FUJI ROLAND CORP is established, based in Matsumoto.