Played a Grosh retro T today

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  1. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    MONSTER flame maple neck. KILLER guitar with the Lindy fralins. Next to a fender 52 Nocaster it was a toss up. The Fender was much lighter and felt better, but the Grosh sounded a bit better, I think due to the Fralins. What a well made and beautiful sounding guitar, at a VERY fair price. :dude
     
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    Hey Tag,

    You should try a Grosh set neck semi-hollow. When I played it, I immediately thought of your agrobop style.

    Your playing kicks me in the head, man.
     
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    I have owned 5 or 6 Grosh guitars, all of which were stunning pieces. Not surprised you loved that one too! :)
     
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    Thanks man! I need to kick myself in the ass and start practicing more. Lol!


    Stunning is the right word. Just beautiful! I will own one some day!
     
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    yo tag. where did you play it? i've been looking for a tele and wanted to try one of these.

    jack
     
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    Madagascar Hollow T. It may be the best sounding guitar I've ever owned. That's saying a lot!

    Beautiful too...

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    Hey Jack,
    It was at Gguitars http://www.gguitars.com/


    WHAT a cool place! It was about 1.75 hours from the G.W. bridge, and WELL worth the trip! Lots of cool guitars of all types, and very reasonable prices. Nice enclosed sound areas too. They had several high quality fender teles, a REALLY nice Nocaster, the Grosh and others.
     
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    thanks tag. it looks like they have some nice stuff there. that grosh is a beauty!
     
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    Wait until you play it! :eek: I thought it had a flamed neck, but that must have been the semi Hollow, carved top, F holed, humbucking, tele style Grosh they had. I played so many guitars, I am getting them mixed up. They had a plain looking Heritage 335 type for $1100 that sounded and played AMAZING. Its cool they have a real nice Nocaster so you have a direct A/B to a REALLY good fender.
     
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    What the heck is a 52 Nocaster? :huh
     
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    I want!!!

     
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    Lol! Sorry! Wrong year!

    By the way, some lucky member just got the Grosh I played, so anyone going up there to check it out beware!
     
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    I keep thinking about selling my Grosh T because, well, I really don't need three electric guitars, but then I pull it out and play it a little while and I wonder just what the heck I was thinking. Awesome guitar. Plays like butter and sounds like a Texas honky tonk.
     
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    Schwwwiiinnnggg!!! Man, that is sweet!

     
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    I love Grosh guitars. There was someone on the Emporium selling 3 killer Groshe's for great prices. I own 3 already but I was really tempted to cash in my 401 K for them!
     
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    Seriously dwes, how much do you need for me to have that guitar?!
     
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    Is is madagascar rosewood, or palisander rosewood, or are they the same thing?

    Congrats on a KILLIN' axe!!!

    Peace.
     
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    I should clarify: the reason for my question is that I see that Madagascar rosewood is an option on the website (for necks, anyway) but I have a guitar that looks just like this one and the build sheet says "palisander rosewood". Are they the same?

    thanks!
     
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    Let see it!!! When Grosh introduced these, I was in awe. Still am...

    Mine says the same.

    No intention of misrepresenting the wood. My understanding was that Palisander is a species from Madagascar. From Gilmer's site:

    GILMER WOOD COMPANY
    800# 1-888-667-3979
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    Palisander Rosewood
    Instrument Blanks
    Palisander (Dalbergia baronii) is one of several rosewood species from Madagascar. It has beautiful color and grain, a sweet smell, and is very easy to work and stable in use. It is a very close match to true Rio or Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) and as such is much in demand for musical instruments, especially guitars. Suitable for binding stock or neck blanks. Note listed defects. Priced accordingly.
     
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    Hello dwes, and thanks! In no way was I implying misrepresentation; I simply didn't know. It seems that you have cleared it up. Palisander rosewood is Madagascar rosewood!

    Here's a link to a thread I started a while back! (A proud papa moment--forgive me!):

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=448112&highlight=sexiest

    Enjoy your new baby! Mine rings like a bell! Just buzzes and hums!

    Peace.
     

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