If you're in the market for a new Strat-style guitar that captures the vibe of a great vintage Strat while simultaneously improving upon the design, look no further.
This stunning 2014 Olympic White Grosh NOS Strat feels an awful lot like an early 60s Stratocaster, in part, because it shows some honest play wear in the form of a few body dings. Deal breaker? Major issue? In our world? Not in the slightest. Vibe, mojo, character, whatever your preferred term, this guitar has it - the good ones get played as the expression goes.
The neck of this guitar is almost identical to those early 60s Fenders, 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 delivers bright, snappy bridge position tones (thanks to the base plate Don adds to this pickup - think Telecaster pickup), and beautifully compressed, warm Strat "cluck" in the 2 and 4 positions. The neck pickup is fat, hollow, and round...exactly what we love to hear in this position. Overall, this Strat is a bit more refined than raw like some Strats can be - definitely not a bad thing in our book.
Condition: Several dings scattered on the body, minor (and small) patch of buckle rash on back, slight fret wear. Stock blend control (2nd tone knob) was disabled and turned into a 2nd tone control.
Simply put? Don and crew are making some of the nicest Strats money can buy. This could easily be the only Strat you need in your collection. Priced with custom fitted hardshell case.