Greco F-250 Dreadnought Acoustic 1974
Greco F-250 dreadnought, made in Japan 1973-4, natural finish. Oh boy, check out that stunning rosewood on the back... delicious. These old Martin style Grecos don't attract the same fanfare as their electric contemporaries, but they're surely worthy of some esteem. This is in amazing shape for a 70s guitar, there's really barely a mark on it. The rosewood on offer on this one is really quite delightful, the back especially looks amazing. The tone has mellowed to a thick, warm and loud chime over the decades; this one has a little more mids and lows than some of the other Greco dreads we've had through. If you're after a handy little vintage acoustic to brighten your days and write your tunes on, this one has a few hits in there somewhere I'm sure.
Model: Greco F-250
Made: 1973-4, Japan (no serial, dated by logos and catalog)
Finish: natural, gloss poly
Body: traditional square shoulder dreadnought shape, laminate spruce top, laminate rosewood back and sides
Neck: mahogany, rosewood fingerboard, dovetail joint, 25.5" scale, 15" radius
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a minor scuff on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, very minor dimples only; binding is in great shape. The back has some light scuffs and surface scratches but no major marks. The sides have no major marks, just some very light scuffs on the bottom edge and shoulder. The front is also nice and clean, just a couple of dimples around the back edge and some light play wear above and below the strings. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets look nice and even and in pretty good shape, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 12/54 Moonshiners strings.