Greco SE500 Strat Style Natural 1977
Greco SE500, natural finish, made in Japan 1977. This is a lovely item. By the mid 70s, Greco were making terrific instruments; in many ways they were better than what was coming out of USA at the time. This is awesome in the hands: light and lively, heaps of natural resonance, awesome slim round neck... it just works. The tone is bright and sparkly with an assertive, full bodied midrange; the ash/maple combo with some tasty vintage voiced pickups are a great combo. The naturally yellowed gloss natural finish and maple board are a golden delight, it look awesome in an understated way. If you'e after a 70s Strat and are more concerned with tone and mojo then logos, this is surely a treat waiting to be enjoyed.
Model: Greco SE500N
Made: Japan, 1977 (serial C771894)
Finish: natural gloss poly
Body: sen ash
Neck: maple with maple cap board, 12" radius, 25.5" scale
Mods: cavity cover removed
Pickups: Maxon PU100 single coil x3
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back and board only. The back has some minor dimples and surface scratches, no major marks. The cavity cover is missing. The sides have a few things: dimples on both horns and the shoulder and some minor chips and scuffs near the jack. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples around the back edge and behind the bridge and some light play scratches on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is very low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear, they're fairly even and don't need immediate attention but have some minor pitting; 6/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners.