New bass - '73 Greco

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New bass - '73 Greco

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After Hurb accidentally lit my Jazz Bass fire, it was always gonna end this way. This just arrived at my door:
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Pre-serial-numbers (<1975) but with JB type pickups (>1972) so for now I'm guessing 1973. I'll pull out a pickup sometime to see if it has a date stamp.
Bottom end model (JB420) but the neck shape is lovely and the plywood body looks pretty nice anyway.
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I've always liked the "wrong" 70s laminated necks on Gibsons and I especially like a laminated neck(and weirdly enough a one piece ash body) on this Jazzbass, congrats!
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sunshiner wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:17 am I've always liked the "wrong" 70s laminated necks on Gibsons and I especially like a laminated neck(and weirdly enough a one piece ash body) on this Jazzbass, congrats!
May well be a veneer, or a sandwich style 2 piece. Both were pretty common at the time.
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I’ve heard really good things about the Greco stuff. That looks great!
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NickD wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:43 amMay well be a veneer, or a sandwich style 2 piece. Both were pretty common at the time.
Yeah it's plywood - about 5-6mm plies. The giveaway is that the arm contour and the belly cut are painted solid black to hide the layers. On the plus side it's really light and pretty. Sounds good and the neck is right in my zone (although maybe the SX is even better?).
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