NGD - Custom Grosh T

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  1. balata9999

    balata9999 Supporting Member

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  2. sidekick

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    Congrats ... Sort of Grosh 'dog-hair' finish? ... Chances are, lightweight too.

    When it arrives, hope it meets your expectations and play/enjoy in good health.
     
  3. guitarlifestyle

    guitarlifestyle I like guitars. Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow. Looks really interesting. Don makes a nice guitar! Congrats.
     
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    Good looking Grosh.

    Jim and the guys at Mass St. are great to work with.

    I've bought 4-5 guitars there over the years.
     
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    pgurlea Shallow Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow. That is amazing. Please report back with a tone report.
    Paul
     
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    Wow. That is gorgeous.
     
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    Congrats, that's a beaut! Neck specs & pickups?
     
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    Love me some Grosh. I've owned 10 over the years. They were all consistently fantastic.
     
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    Saw that one on their social media. Beautiful. Love my Grosh.
     
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    Looks great!
    Congrats and enjoy!
     
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  12. balata9999

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    I got it today. It's mahogany with a maple/rosewood board neck. (Odd combo to some, but I have a Tom Anderson with that combo that I really like and have had a LP Deluxe and a PRS with similair woods that worked well together). 25.5 scale, large roundback neck, three G90's (with an Ilitch system on the way). 6150 frets.

    I'm not great at describing tone, but from the limited playing I had on it today I would describe the tone as being a little darker than single coils and PAF humbuckers (I was comparing side by side with my grosh strat and my es355.) It has prominent bass that is direct and well defined, not at all muddy. More gain at the same settings than the 57 classics I was comparing it too and not as bright. The sustain of the guitar is amazing. I play primarily semi-hollows, and while this is a semi hollow T - it sustains very, very well. Just doing some comparisons on chords and single notes it sustains about 25% longer than any other semi-hollow I own. At the moment I don't know if I will really find any use for the middle pickup but it just looks cool, so I really wanted it in the build. I don't have a ton of experience with P90's but these seem to be a different flavor all together than the Lollar set I have in another guitar - I will be exploring more over the weekend with amp settings and tones. Might try and get a video up over the weekend too.

    The fit and finish and playability is impeccable like all the Grosh guitars I have owned. Overall I am very satisfied with the guitar. Its a shame more people don't play Grosh guitars and they struggle at holding their value used, they really are great guitars. Some people will question the cost of a custom order for a guitar like this, but they do great work and I haven't been dissatisfied with any of the Grosh guitars I have tried (unlike a few partscasters I have both played and built) I would recommend anyone to find a good used one and give it a try - typically tremendous value for what they go for.
     
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