1975 Greco Tele Deluxe

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by MatthewK, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. MatthewK

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    One I've been after for a while ... a Greco Tele Deluxe copy, special order Fujigen with natural finish and no belly cut. Haven't even plugged it in yet, but the neck has that full chunky profile I like. Oh and did I mention it's good looking?
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  2. skunqesh

    skunqesh Tele-Meister

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    niiiiice!
    Fujigen always made top shelf guitars, I've handled some Ibanez and Electra builds that are just too dreamy for words. Grecos and Burnys of the same era are real treasures, too.
    Btw, Bonus points for the 'Gneco' logo pups ;)

    would love to hear it - how are those wide range pickup replicas? I'm a little surprised they went to that level of detail (but then again, we're talkin Fujigen).

    congrats!
     
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    Very cool!
     
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  4. Tonetele

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    Fujigen made great guitars and that would be lawsuit era, don't know if it is because of the headstock.
    Burnys go for circa $1500 here in Oz- Greco, Burny, Tokai and Fernandez- all good.
    BTW that one looks lovely and I bet it sounds great.
    Please don't remove the neck again until necessary.:)
     
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    Neato!
     
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    I've been told these pickups sounded more like regular humbuckers. Interesting.

    That's a very attractive guitar!
     
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    Love it!
     
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    Wow!!! Congrats!! Dream guitar!!
     
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    That is a wicked looking guitar...hope she plays and sounds as nice as she looks!!
     
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  10. MatthewK

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    Thanks all! I'm having fun setting it up with 11s and tightening the screws.
    Body cavity is marked like the neck heel ORDER MADE KTL-6N / ORDER MADE ナチウラル (natural). Pickups look like Maxon type 2 - I had them in a Greco Thinline one time, not a true WRHB because the polepieces are metal, just a standard humbucker arrangement but they sound great. This one apparently has a short in the bridge pickup which makes it sound thin - a project for a future day. I've just moved house and my amps are in storage so I can't play it electric! I should have kept the Pathfinder 15 with me.
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    rangercaster Friend of Leo's

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    The Japanese were kicking Fender's a$$ at this point in time ... Fender decided "if you can't beat 'em..." And Fender Japan was born ...
     
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    Great looking guitar. Let us know how it sounds and plays, once you have time to set it up......
     
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    I was daydreaming about what I might do to pickups like these, e.g. Lollar Wide Range replicas Vs swap in threaded magnets - just to hear if that makes a difference?

    While I personally believe strongly in maintaining the originality of vintage anything - I'm a shameless tinkerer if a guitar feels right in my hands yet needs a little somethin-somethin to sound better in my ears.

    anyway - if that kind of thing interests others, Lollar makes a nice replica. Since that option is both spendy and requires alteration, I searched and came across this supplier of threaded magnets, Note - they come un-magnetized so the hobbiest/builder can decide North or South for the slotted ends (the original wide range pup mags were slotted on both ends, so I'm not sure why they didn't try that?)

    https://www.philadelphialuthiertool...d-pickup-magnet-5-m5x-8-x-63-length-set-of-6/

    http://www.lollarguitars.com/lollar-humbucker-pickups/regal-humbucker

    also note - original wide range pups have 12 threaded magnets in them, even tho you only see the 6 exposed ones.
     
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  14. ElJay370

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    Wow. All original and unmolested. I'm a sucker for any Japanese made 70s copy-era guitar, and that's about as good as they get. Nice score.
     
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  15. MatthewK

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    They do go well together:
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