Grosh guitars brilliantly straddle the line between vintage feel and modern leaning features and build quality.
Why We Love This
This NOS VT Reverse Bridge is the second Desert Sand painted Grosh we've received (the first was a Strat), and the 2nd Grosh has ever done. We were going for a classic Fender vibe with the Desert Sand color (one of our faves) and a gold anodized pickguard. Per usual, Don delivered exactly what we were envisioning.
Key attributes of this model are a flipped bridge pickup, Strat body contours, and a 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 left does the same to the bridge pickup orientation). Perhaps that was part of the reason his guitar sounded so good (aside from him, of course).
Makes sense - the pickup is further away from the bridge on the treble strings, lessening the icepick-in-the-ear Tele tone, 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. The satin-finished 50s soft V to C neck carve (.85"-.95") is so comfortable and fast, it's hard to believe that you're playing a Tele. The fretwork is simply outstanding.
If you're new to Grosh guitars, you can expect a flawlessly made, lightweight, extremely resonant, and ultra-deluxe playing instrument.