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Straying further from the path of enlightenment - 1976 Greco

 
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MatthewK
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:43 pm    Post subject: Straying further from the path of enlightenment - 1976 Greco Reply with quote

We all know it, everyone goes Tele if they become old enough. Some of you may have seen my 1983 Squier Japan Tele Custom. I love it deeply and it's a lifetime keeper. But I wondered - were all the Fujigen Teles that good?
Now I am 2 for 2:
October 1976 Greco Spacey Sounds Tele Thinline copy. Maple neck, sen body. Excellent condition, neck is divine like the Squier, pickups sound quite amazing (like a Jazzmaster in the middle position) and although I need to shim it to get the action where I want it, I'm in love.




Pickups are interesting - they're not like the Tele Custom's humbucker, although they look the same on the front they are different on the back. And they sure sound different. And oddly, a PAT PEND stamp on them.


Yeah so this one's a keeper too.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never seen one of those before, that's lovely! Are the WRHBs full size?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Never seen one of those before, that's lovely! Are the WRHBs full size?

Thanks guys! The WRHBs are full size - I am told they are early Maxon copies. I'm looking forward to finding out more. The middle position is spookily like the sound of a Jazzmaster neck pickup.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason I really like the diamond shaped tuners on this. Never seen that before.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
For some reason I really like the diamond shaped tuners on this. Never seen that before.

They are the same as my 1977 Super Sounds - and slot ended, thank goodness. I think the Ibanez tuners with the star on the back are the same kind as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fujigen beauty contest - from L-R 1976 Greco Spacey Sounds, 1977 Greco Super Sounds, 1983 Squier Japan Tel Custom, 1984 Ibanez Roadstar II, 1985-6 Fender Japan Jazzmaster:
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