Greco TBR75 T-Bird-Style Bass Black 1990
Greco TBR75 Thunderbird style bass, made in Japan 1990, black. This is such a mean bass. Greco have made some excellent Gibson style instruments over the decades, and while you see a fair few LPs around, these Thunderbird style basses were made for a far shorter period and are pretty scarce. It's a beautiful build: the fretwork and finish are applied perfectly, the hardware is solid and it's well balanced in the hands. The neck is slim and quick and feels great; it's all very reassuring in the hands, which isn't always the case with legit Gibson gear. The guard and truss cover have been removed, which is kinda fun in a way; it adds a certain extra layer of devil-may-care strut to the equation. The black hardware on black finish combo is killer; this is surely begging to be let loose on stage to terrorise the neighbourhood. The tone is full of growl; there's a meaty rich midrange and a full, rumbling low end that'll fill that spot in the mix just right. Tattoos not included, sorry!
Model: Greco TBR75
Made: Japan, 1990 (serial F909732)
Finish: gloss black
Neck: maple with rosewood board
Mods: pickguard and truss cover removed
Pickups: Greco TB9 humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has some widespread scuffs and light surface scratches, as well as some dimples and little chips on the top edge. The sides have a few marks: dimples on the top horn, little chips and dimples on the shoulder and near the rear strap pin, some scuffs and marks around from the jack and some scuffs on the bottom horn. Front is pretty tidy, just some extra holes and scuffs where the guard was once, checkmarks near the jack, dimples and scuffs on the shoulder and top horn and some light play wear above and below the strings. 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. Frets have some light wear, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.