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.
Why We Love This
This stunning Fiesta Red Grosh NOS Strat feels an awful lot like an early 60s Stratocaster albeit a bit more refined - the neck carve is very similar though the 10" radius provides a slightly more modern playing experience.
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...).
Playability / setup? Flawless.
This guitar is just a joy to play and could easily be the only Strat you need in your collection