"The vision was clear—to build hand-crafted custom guitars with the best tone, looks and playability available, and to build them from the from the ground up, from original design and concept to full production of the necks and bodies." - Don Grosh
If you're in the market for a new Strat-style guitar that manages to capture the vibe of a great vintage Strat while simultaneously improving upon the design, look no further.
This stunning Fiesta Red Grosh NOS Strat feels an awful lot like an early 60s Stratocaster albeit a touch more refined - the neck carve is almost identical though the 10" radius provides a slightly more modern playing experience. We asked Don to add a touch more orange to the Fiesta Red in order to capture a bit more of that classic "Campbell's Soup" Fiesta Red that some of the old Fenders aged into (and we're also big Michael Landau fans truth be told). A few more cosmetic touches included aged amber pickup covers / knobs and clay fretboard dots. We were really going for a vintage, custom-color Fender vibe and as usual, Don and crew nailed it!
Played acoustically, this guitar has a loud and snappy voice with tons of sustain. Plugged in, this guitar proves itself to be much more versatile than the classic Strat thanks in large part to the clever blend control and bridge pickup base plate (a la Telecasters). There are no anemic bridge pickup tones on this beauty - instead, you're presented with fat, stinging, beautifully compressed bridge pickup tones and all the classic Strat "cluck" and chime you could ever want in the other positions. Don's Strats remind us of a killer vintage Strat that's already been recorded and sweetened with a classic EQ and/or compressor (1176, etc...). Yes, please!
Playability / setup? Flawless. This guitar is just a joy to play, period.
Simply put, this is one of the coolest Grosh Strats to grace our shop! This could easily be the only Strat you need in your collection. Priced with custom fitted hardshell case.
Interested? We may have another on the way.