Greco VB500 'Beatle Bass' Honey Burst 1977
Greco VB500, Honey Burst, made in Japan 1977. Do you live in a yellow submarine? Are you one of the lonely people? Do you despise the taxman?If you answered yes to any of these questions then this bass could be the instrument you've been yearning for deep down in your lonely heart. This is a beautiful example of a classic style 'Beatle Bass' that has aged like fine wine. The humbucker pickups and spruce/maple combination work together to give a deeply warm yet articulate woody tone. So get yourself a bowl cut, plug in this tasty relic and you'll be writing bass lines before you can say you've been working like a dog.
Model: Greco VB500 'Beatle Bass'
Made: 1977, Japan (serial J777572)
Finish: Honey Burst
Body: spruce top, maple back and sides
Neck: maple with rosewood board
Pickups: Greco PU-115 humbuckers
Controls : volume, tone, switch (bass, treble on/off), pickup selector
Case: original hardcase
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear with some checking in finish on the top. There a couple of minor chips on the headstock. Neck has two very minor dimples but very clean with no cracks in the lacquer or binding. A few light cracks in the lacquer along the top horn section but very clean around the edges in general. There is a small dimple near the input jack. Very mild signs of age on the hardware. Overall: very good (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. Frets are in terrific condition, safe to say it's had a professional re-fret at a recent tie. All electrics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 45/105s.