DescriptionCalifornia-based Barry Grzebik is a bit of a modern renaissance man. Prior to guitar building, Barry was Director of Engineering for Apogee Sound where he designed, and oversaw the design, of everything from rack-mount digital signal processors to power amplifiers and critically acclaimed professional loudspeakers. His guitar company also partners with the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. which replants Redwood trees for each guitar sold. Suffice it to say, the man knows a thing or two about quality, sustainability, resonance, and sound.
To help achieve this goal, a 1-piece Honduran mahogany body is hollowed out (with the exception of a narrow center block) and capped with a 1-piece quilted redwood top.
This unique Mendocino is really lightweight (5lbs!!), balanced, and very alive and resonant. Said another way, this is the kind of instrument that makes you want to play more. It's beautifully made, has a chunky, late-50's Gibson-esq carve with a slinky overall feel, and sounds amazing both unplugged and plugged in.
Loaded with Lollar Imperial humbuckers, the tones are both articulate & fat, and it does indeed remind us of an ES-335. The beautiful quilted redwood top delivers a punchy, focused midrange that sounds beautiful unplugged and plugged in.
If you're looking for something a little more unique both with a feel and tone that are squarely rooted in classic vintage guitars, you owe it to yourself to check out the award-winning Mendocino. Priced with a Reunion Blues gig bag.
- 13.25" semi-hollow body, 1.75" depth
- 1-piece Quilted Redwood top
- 1-piece Honduran mahogany body & neck
- Ivoroid binding
- Macassar ebony fretboard
- 25" scale length
- 21 EVO Gold jumbo frets
- Lollar Imperial humbuckers
- Cream pickup rings
- Mojoaxe bridge
- Nitro finish
- Reunion Blues soft case