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The GR models were Samick's Gretsch copies, sold only in the Japanese Market.

GR-SA

90 GRSA

1990 Meriken GR-SA W

Sold as both Samick and Meriken.

Based on the Samick EG-1935.

  • ¥55,000 Yen / ~$389 USD (1989 MSRP)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back & sides
  • Maple center block

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with Pearloid block inlays
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • Silk-screened Eagle graphic (Meriken only)
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 23 frets (including zero fret)
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (front and back), f-holes and neck

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 1 Master Vol

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Acrylic gold mirror pickguard & pickup rings
  • Schaller-style lubricated, die-cast tuners
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic style bridge w/ Rosewood base & floating tailpiece

Finishes:

  • White (W)

Meriken GR-FA

The GR-FA is a variant of the Samick HF, inspired by the Gretsch White Falcon.
90 GRFA

1990 GR-FA W

  • ¥65,000 Yen / ~$459 USD (1989)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides
  • 16" wide bout
  • Venetian cutaway

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Pearloid split block inlays
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • Silk-screened Eagle graphic
  • Gretsch style headstock
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 23 frets (including zero fret)
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body, neck and headstock
  • Bound f-holes

Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 1 Master Vol

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Schaller-style lubricated, die-cast tuners
  • Acrylic gold mirror pickguard, pickup mounting rings
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Gold plated metal knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with Rosewood base and Trapeze tailpiece

Finishes:

  • White (W)

GR-JET

90 GR-JET

1990 Meriken GR-JET B

Sold as both Samick and Meriken.

  • ¥50,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Laminate body construction
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Set-in, angled neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with thumbnail inlays
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 23 frets (including zero fret)
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (front), neck and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 1 Master Vol

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Oval button lubricated, die-cast tuners
  • Acrylic mirror pickguard, pickup mounting rings
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge and Bigsby-style tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)
  • Metallic Red (MR)

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