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type origin year neck construction headstock zero fret trussrod
970
Japan 1967 bolt on violin special no yes
 notes: Greco, brand from Kanda Shokai, has probably the largest variety of violin basses. Early models were made at the Matsumoku plant, in the 60's mostly self designed models. In the early 70's they switched to FujiGen  and concentrated on copying other brands, amongst others Höfner. Until the present time there had always been a violin bass model in their portfolio of Greco.
In 1967 three different violin basses were to find on the Greco catalogue, the 970 type had trapezoid pickups and a charactristical headstock.

 

 


 


type origin year neck construction headstock zero fret trussrod

Japan 1967 bolt on violin special no yes
 notes: Rare model from the Matsumoku plant. It is a mixture between the Greco 970 (neck) and the Aria 1420 model (body), also released under the Aria Diamond brand

 







type origin year neck construction headstock zero fret trussrod
971
Japan 1967 bolt on violin with f-holes wave yes yes
 notes: came in red (as in the ad) or in green, black or sunburst


   

 

  




type origin year neck construction headstock zero fret trussrod
972
Japan 1967 bolt on violin with f-holes symm. round yes yes
 notes: 

   






type origin year neck construction headstock zero fret trussrod

Japan late 60's-70's  bolt on violin wave yes yes
 notes: same as model 971 above but no f-holes

   



   


type origin year neck construction headstock zero fret trussrod

Japan early 70's bolt on violin wave yes yes
 notes: same model distributed under the Univox label

   

 




type origin year neck construction headstock zero fret trussrod
VB***
Japan 72-present differs violin?? wave differs yes
 notes: Over the years numerous more-or-less Hofner like versions were following, some of them in the table below.

VB-50VB-65VB-80VB-90/VB-105 (lh)VB-95VB-100
VB 165 (Höfner made)VB-200VB-300VB-360VB-450VB-500
VB-650VB-700VBS-500 (solid)VBS-1200 (solid)