Greco TE350 Tele Style White 1974
Greco TE350 Tele style, white, made in Japan around 1974. Here we have a cool Matsumoku Tele; made at the famed plant in the mid seventies from the era when such things were done by hand. It looks awesome: the yellowed white finish and worn golden syrup maple board make for a super classy combo. This has a really sweet warm mellow tone: still 'twangy' with plenty of crisp treble, but it's nice and airy and rich, perfect for rhythm playing. The neck is a semi-fat D shape, it's hefty in the hands without being huge. The three piece construction means the neck is super straight and very resonant, it feels great. These aren't getting any more common, so nab yourself a super cool T with four+ decades on the clock while it's in the neighbourhood.
Model: Greco TE350
Made: Japan, Matsomoku factory, 1974 approx (no serial)
Finish: white, 3-ply white guard
Body: sen ash
Neck: 3-piece maple, maple board, moderate D shape, 25.5" scale, 12" radius
Mods: swtich replaced, volume knob repalced
Pickups: Greco T-style single coil x2, slightly odd sizes
Case: vintage vegan leather gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has a couple of dimples on the bottom edge, no major marks. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a few minor scuffs and surface scratches around the place, plus a dent near the neck plate and a chip on the bottom edge. The front has a few tiny specks and dimples around the body plus some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (7.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The electronics are in working order. The frets are low but even, no major buzz issues but some height gone; 6/10 for fret life. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.