Sometimes a 2 year old guitar can look 30 years old, and other times it is the opposite. This 1981 Spacey Sound Greco SE-500 looks like it just came out of the factory and has been on the display rack at Guitar Centre for just a little while. The nickel parts have almost no oxidation and the finish on the body is very shiny with only a couple of small scratches and dents.
|Deluxe Kluson-style tuner.|
This is a later 1981 Greco which has the vintage Kluson tuners with the simple bushing. Earlier Grecos had Kluson-style tuners with a larger threaded bushing and a retainer nut. I am not sure if there is much difference in tone but it takes a 100 g or so off the weight.
|Smaller tuner post bushings with shameless homage to a real Fender headstock decal|
|Thin poly finish on a three-piece Sen-ash body?|
The benefits of nitro over poly finish are not much of an issue with this guitar. It is so thin you can see the growth rings of the body and the neck feels very nice. The poly is not at all like the candy-apple poly sheaths some guitars have. Greco-stamped steel saddles are a classy touch too.
|Vintage size frets, bone nut.|
|November 1981 serial number|
I have a black pickguard that will match up with the holes perfectly. I'd need to drill a few more holes into the body but this would be a great guitar to change into a D. Gilmour look.
|Greco and VanZandt Japanese 57 strat copies|