(SOLD) Greco TB-70 White 1989
Greco TB-70 Thunderbird style bass, made in Japan 1989, white. This is laden with swagger. Greco's late 80s LP and SG models are among the most famous Gibson style models out of Japan, but these far less common T-Bird style basses are surely worthy of some admiration in their own right. This is really well made: the neck is slim, straight and stable and well balanced against the body, there's heaps of natural resonance and the fret and finish work is all really tidy. This one had some dead pickups on arrival, so our tech installed a new set of basic soapbar single coils... it was tricky to find a pair that fits but hey, they're in there looking tidy and sounding excellent. The tone is mean: heaps of growl, rounded fat lows and a midrange with plenty of presence and girth. The white finish has plenty of marks and bumps and fading, which lends this a little extra streetsmart style. Very cool indeed.
Model: Greco TB-70
Made: Japan, 1989 (serial J896530)
Finish: gloss black
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 12" radius, 34" scale
Mods: pickups replaced, knobs replaced
Pickups: unbranded soapbar style single coil x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a bunch of dimples and marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. the back has a few dimples on the edges on both horn and some dents in the elbow area, as well as widespread scuffs and surface scratches around the whole body. The sides have scuffs and dimples around the whole body, as well as a bald patch up from the bridge and some small chips on both horns and near the jack. The front has some extra screw holes around both pickups and behind the bridge, as well as a minor chip on the bottom edge near the jack and elbow area, as well as a bald patch near the front strap pin and some widespread scuffs and fading around the body and some scuffs from play 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. Electronics all tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.