Quick backstory: Kurt Linhof designed this style of Tele and J.W. Black (Fender Custom Shop) built them until Kurt passed away in 2014 (we've heard around 150 or so were made). Key attributes are the flipped bridge pickup, Strat body contours, and a mini-humbucker in the neck position.
Many theories exist about that flipped bridge pickup concept. One is that it originated with Hendrix's Strat (righty-played-lefty does the same to the bridge pickup orientation). Perhaps that was part of the reasons his guitar sounded so good (aside from him, of course).
Makes sense, right? The pickup is further away from the bridge on the treble strings, lessening the potential for icepick-in-the-ear Tele bridge tones, and the bass strings are closer to the bridge, upping the clarity and snap. In practice? That's exactly what happens on this Grosh T. Still sounds like a Tele, just sweeter and fuller. Very, very cool.
If you're new to Grosh guitars, you can expect a flawlessly made, lightweight, extremely resonant, and ultra-deluxe playing instrument. These guitars brilliantly straddle the line between vintage feel and modern leaning features and build quality. The satin-finished Large Roundback neck carve (.87"-.97") is a highlight - it's just so comfortable and fast, it's hard to believe you're playing a Tele! The fretwork is simply outstanding.
Condition: Excellent / Near mint. Very well cared for. Beyond light play wear, there are no signs of prior ownership.
This is simply an incredible guitar, built by one of the best builders working today, end of story. Priced with custom fitted hardshell case.
- Lightweight Swamp Ash body, full contours
- Maple neck, Indian rosewood fretboard
- Candy Apple Red Metallic w/matching headstock
- Aged Satin Lacquer Neck Finish
- Large Roundback neck carve (.87"-.97")
- 10" Radius
- 1 5/8" Nut Width
- 6150 Frets (Medium)
- 25 1/2" Scale Length
- Reversed Vintage T bridge
- Locking Kluson Tuners
- Aged white, 3-ply Pickguard
- Grosh GT bridge pickup, Grosh mini-humbucker neck pickup
- 3-way, volume, tone
- Custom Fit Hardshell Case
- 7lbs 5oz