(SOLD) Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976

Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976
Greco Spacey Sounds TE500 Natural 1976

Greco TE500 Thinline Tele style, natural finish, 1976. These old Greco Thinline models are such lovely guitars, they're enjoying increasing recognition for their many delights. First up: it's a breeze to play. The slim, straight and comfy neck paired with the lightweight body makes for an easy breezy playing feel, it's lively and zingy int eh hands and seems to basically play itself. The natural finish has a few marks around the place and has yellowed nicely, it really lets the grain if the ash do the talking. We had our tech attach a new pickup to the odd sized baseplate of this one, as the original pickup couldn't be revived. A previous owner removed the covers on the pickups too, so this one is a bit more punk than some others kicking around. It sounds lush: heaps of attack and snap when you dig in, lovely gooey warmth and balance through the mids, enough heft to fill out a mix nicely. If this had all the original parts and was in shiny shape, you'd be up for around half as much cash again, so nab yourself a little 'players' grade' bargain and welcome this excellent creature into your fold on the cheap.

Model: Greco TE500
Made: Japan, 1976 (serial H762355)
Finish: semi-transparent blonde gloss, white pearl guard
Body: sen ash, chambered
Neck: 1-piece maple w/ skunk stripe, 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale, vintage C shape
Weight: 3.335kg
Mods: holes drilled for since-removed tailpiece, pickup covers removed, bridge pickup replaced (new pickup attached to old baseplate)
Pickups: Greco PU-103 'Wide Range' style humbucker (neck), unknown humbucker (bridge)
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimpels on the end and both edges, as well as some burn marks around the low E tuner post as pictured. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread light dimples and scuffs, no major marks. The sides have minor scuffs and dimples around the whole body, as well as some chips and dents in the elbow area, near the jack and on the bottom horn. The front has some extra holes from a since removed tailpiece behind the bridge, as well as some dimples behund the bridge and in the elbow area and some standard play scuffs on the guard and horns. Overall: good condition (7/10).

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have as bit of normal wear but don't need immediate attention; 6/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.


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