Don Grosh has created a more ergonomic take on the iconic Les Paul.
Why We Love This
Like any Grosh we've had, the build quality of this used Set Neck model is off the charts great. For starters, gorgeous natural binding sets off the stunning flamed maple top in a way that is "just right" - not too much bling, not too little. The balance when playing both seated and standing is awesome (unlike a Les Paul which doesn't balance so well). It weighs 8lbs 7oz, which is right in line w/a great Les Paul style guitar.
The neck carve feels like it came straight out of the late 50s Gibson factory - which is to say, chunky but not overly so. Let's call it a '59 carve (.86"-.96"). It fills the hand perfectly and allows for a more relaxed left hand technique. The silver and abalone dots really jump off the rosewood board making it easy to navigate in both dark and bright environments (ie, on stage, etc...).
This is a snappy, resonant, alive feeling guitar - plenty of sustain on tap as well. Plugged in you're greeted to muscular, open, and well-balanced tones. The pickups were swapped out prior to receiving it and unfortunately we're unsure of the make. The good news is that, combined with the replacement RS Guitar Works wiring harness, these pickups sound fantastic. Anything from clean to overdriven tones sound great - classic LP tones with a more open and articulate character.