1979 Greco TL-500

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Nocaster1, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Nocaster1

    Nocaster1 TDPRI Member

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    Hi!
    Im new here and just got this Greco. Amazing guitar! Its hard to understand that theese guitars dosent cost more. Whats your experience with Greco vs Fender? I have a CS Nocaster that i have used as my no:1 for many years. The Greco certenly gives the nocaster a match.

    Uffe (from Sweden)
     

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    Aner TDPRI Member

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    Very nice Tele Uffe!
    I played for a long time a Greco LP.
    Grecos are great!
     
  3. Ironbird

    Ironbird Tele-Holic

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    That is one lovely Tele!

    All the Grecos I've seen have been immaculate.
     
  4. joeford

    joeford Friend of Leo's

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    hard to believe that thing is a 79! seems to be in great shape...
    the couple of grecos ive played have all been really decent guitars. i'm surprised they don't get more attention than they do. yours seems to have particularly accurate hardware and such too. without looking at the headstock, i dont think i could tell...
    thanks for sharing!
     
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    Telenut62 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Greco is Fuji-Gen Gakki which became the maker of Fender JV's.....so say no more. I have a SE-380 Strat with the most amazing ash grain body, I paid $240 and it's only a smidgen less in quality than my JV 115 Strat.
     
  6. Nocaster1

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    4 way switch?

    I have never seen this before. The 2 position sounds like a strat!

    /Uffe
     
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    slapshot Tele-Meister

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    it should be noted that the key Fender Japan related years are '78-'82 Greco strats & teles.before that they were all over the place with bodies and specs.heavy maple.glued maple boards,gibson nuts,crappy hardware.However through these years they did use Maxon/Excel pickups still which are hands down the best single coils from Japan 70s & 80s.
    if you liked the 380 (I had one) try an se-5/6/800 then with the excel pickups and less pieces in the body.some even had lacquer finishes.
     
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    TwangToInfinity Tele-Holic

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    wow that is a beauty!

    i just know it sounds better than legit!
     
  9. Nocaster1

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    Fender pickguard

    Hi. I think this guitar would look awesome with a white one layer pickguard. Is a fender pickguard gonna fit? Anyone who knows?

    Thanks. /Uffe
     
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