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1989 Greco TB-70 Thunderbird IV Mint Collection Vintage Bass Ebony TB1100, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1989 Greco TB-70 “Thunderbird” in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original form-fit faux leather gigbag. Part of Greco's celebrated Mint Collection, this TB-70 was produced in Japan at the venerable Fujigen factory, one of the factories that would later be responsible for crafting Gibson’s Orville line of instruments.

Tonewoods include a basswood body, mahogany neck, and thick slab rosewood fretboard. As its name would suggest, this bass thunders and growls in equal measure, producing ample low end punch and treble grind from the pair of humbuckers. Faithful in many respects to the Gibson Thunderbird IV of the early '60s, the natural acoustic tone is warm and balanced, and the pickup wind is quite accurate to the original Gibson design (in contrast with Gibson's overwound modern reissues), pushing an amp just hard enough while retaining clarity and a sweet, dynamic character. This Greco weighs 8lbs 13oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .820” 1st fret, .940” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 12” radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, leveled and crowned, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 34”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Clover button, black
-Serialization: Inked J89-prefix dates to October, 1989

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: PU-TB humbucker x2
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots to July, 1989
-Hardware: Black-plated three-point bridge and tailpiece, dome-topped knurled knobs
-Plastics: One-ply black pickguard with gold Thunderbird graphic (engraved)

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Black finish is limited to light buckle rash on the back and just a handful of minor dings on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth matching gloss.

The original form-fit faux leather gigbag is included.