(SOLD) Greco TB70 Black 1987
Greco TB70 Thunderbird style bass, made in Japan 1987, black. This one is just plain mean. Greco are responsible for some of the most iconic Gibson-style instruments ever made in Japan, and these late 80s T-bird style basses are always a lot of fun. On arrival this on had a couple of weird glue marks (or something!) on the finish on the body, so we had our local finishes expert do a patch-up and partial refinish job. The aim was to get it looking consistent and original but still keep some of the genuine play wear intact, and it's come up looking and feeling great. The neck is straight and comfy, somewhere between a P and J in profile and intuitive in the hands. The tone on deck is thick: heaps of low end punch with a throaty midrange that loves a bit of dirt. If you're after a bass for doomy or grunge stuff, this will add heaps of oomph and weight to your mix. Enjoyably filthy.
Model: Greco TB70
Made: Japan, 1987 (serial L870226)
Finish: gloss black
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 12" radius, 34" scale
Mods: finish patched up in places
Pickups: Greco TB9 humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some chips and scuffs on the end, some rub wear on both edges and a patch where the finish has been corrected on the back. Note the headstock has never broken, the repair is finish-only. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs and dimples on the back only. The back has some light scuffs around the whole body, no major marks. The sides have minor scuffs around the whole body, no major marks. The front has some scuffs around the knobs and in the elbow area, as well as on both horns and above the pickups; no major marks. Note the body has been partially refinished. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Electronics all tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.