Our second "Nashville" style Tele from Don Grosh, this time featuring a maple fingerboard, brings a touch of Strat via the addition of a Strat middle position pickup to the tried and true Tele platform.
So what's with the "Nashville" thing, you ask? A common mod players make to their Telecasters is to put a Strat's middle pickup between the two Tele pickups, along with a Strat's 5-way switch (and in this case, a push/pull on the tone knob which allows you to access all 3 pickups at once).
You've now got the best of both worlds - all the normal Tele tones (bridge, bridge/neck, neck) plus the addition of the 2 and 4 Strat positions (bridge/middle, middle/neck). It's a really cool setup and one we've loved for a long time. It's perfect for players who are more in the Tele camp but do appreciate (or need) those clucky Strat tones from time to time.
The satin-finished Medium/Large Roundback neck carve (.85"-.95") is a highlight of this guitar. The fretwork is outstanding and Don's own pickups deliver gorgeous twang coupled with a softened top-end (ie, no earsplitting treble here) and killer compression.
Condition: Near mint save for some lick pick marks on the guard and one very small, very minor mark on the back of the guitar (we only saw it when really giving the guitar a closer look).
An outstanding guitar that will please any player looking for the best of the best - or - the player who loves Tele's but wish they were a bit more refined.
Priced with custom fitted hardshell case.
- Alder body
- Maple neck, one piece
- Aged Satin Lacquer Neck Finish
- Med/Large Roundback neck carve (.85"-.95")
- 10" Radius
- 1 5/8" Nut Width
- 6150 Frets (Medium)
- 25 1/2" Scale Length
- Gotoh Vintage T bridge
- Locking Kluson Tuners
- Brown Tortoise Pickguard
- Grosh GT neck pickup, Fat 60s middle pickup, GT bridge pickup
- 5-way, volume, tone (push/pull - adds bridge or neck pickup)
- Custom Fit Hardshell Case
- SN: 3941
- 7 lbs 4 oz