Greco Tele White TE-350 Matsumoku 1970-75
Greco TE-350 Tele, early-mid 70s, nicely aged gloss white. This little legend was built at the renowned Matsumoku factory in the era before Greco were putting serials on their stuff. It's a serious player; the 3-piece neck is superbly sturdy and comfortable; it's an absolute pleasure in the hands. The tone mixes classic Tele twang with the mellow warmth that only comes with 40 years of play... you can't replicate the tone that comes with some serious play over the years. The white finish has yellowed to a buttery cream, and combined with the golden hue of the board, it's a really sweet looker. This is a perfectly balanced player with some proper vintage mojo.
Model: Greco TE-350
Made: Japan, Matsomoku factory, 1970-75 (no serial)
Finish: white gloss, 3-ply white guard
Body: lightweight ash
Neck: 3-piece maple, maple board, moderate C profile
Pickups: original Greco T-style, slightly odd sizes
Case: basic vintage wood hard case, good condition
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's a checking line on the top horn, as well as a bunch of minor scratches and dings around the body, none of which are large or deep. There's some normal scratches on the guard and aging on the chrome parts, nothing dramatic. The board, nek and headstock are in great shape, they've aged to a stunning golden hue.
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The electronics are in good shape having had a once-over, so all good under the hood. The frets are low but even, so there's no buzz issues etc, but there's not heaps of height in them, 5/10. Playing great!