Greco TVB-650 Short Scale Bass Cherry 1989
Greco TVB-650, cherry red, made in Japan 1988. Here's one you seldom see! This model was part of Greco's 'Power Rock Bass' line-up in the late 80s; Gibson inspired basses with plenty of attitude. This model seems to have basically taken the double cut Les Paul Junior body shape and turned it into a cool short scale bass. It's got a handy high mass bridge, quality Gotoh tuners and a sturdy set neck joint, so it's super sturdy in the hands and hold tune nicely. The mahogany body and humbuckers deliver a focussed, barking midrange that sits nicely in a mix; it's got plenty of heft and a nice punchy attack and short sustain. The neck is a cooperative slim C style shape and the body is moderately light, so it's an easy player. Even Google can barely find this model, so if you like it, don't wait for the next one to come along as you might be waiting for a while!
Model: Greco TVB-650
Made: Japan, 1988 (serial 81532)
Finish: gloss cherry
Neck: mahogany with rosewood board, 12" radius, 30" scale
Pickups: Greco humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and some scuffs on the back, as well as a crack in the finish only on the back near the G string tuner. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread scuffs and dimples and a drill hole from a previous strap pin, but no major marks. The sides have a few marks: dimple son both horns, a chip and some scuffs near the jack, surface scratches and dimples in the elbow area. The front has some scratches around the bridge, scuffs in the elbow area, dimples near the knobs and some play wear on both horns; nothing nasty though. 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.