I love Grosh guitars and own three. There's lots of good start style guits out there, but my Grosh RC seems to have cured me of strat GAS - at least for now. You can often get them for less than $1600, but if this one has what you want in a strat, it's not a bad price.
The price has a lot to do with its specs. New RC's can range nearly 1000.00 depending on upgrades, like 1 piece body's, trans finishes, pickups etc. A 1 piece Ash trans finished RC with Fralins would be a steal at 1600.00
If anyone finds a Grosh for $1300 you better not pass it up. Word's out, partially thanks to TGP, how great Grosh's are and I think $1300 Grosh's are just a memory. I don't care how bad I need the money, I would'nt dream of selling my RC for anything close to $1300.00
About 6 years ago I spent the night in line at Guitar Center before one of their Memorial Day blowout sales and I managed to pick up a Grosh RC for $400.00. I had to buy a case on top of this, but I got an incredible guitar for a steal of price. I had to sit on the sidewalk for 8 hours (I got in line at midnight) but I also picked up an Alembic bass for $500 that I later sold for $2000.00.
The Grosh has a couple of significant dents through to the wood - calling them dings would be too kind. It looks like the guitar fell of the wall or something. But the neck is straight, it's a beautiful purple mist color, and has a really nice Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. It is one of my two favorite guitars.
Being low on money at the time it was a gift to get such a great guitar for such a great price. I love my Grosh. It's a top quality guitar.
I love the Grosh necks. One of my favorites - the M/L roundback is nice and beefy. FWIW, they have a nitro finish, which gives them a more vintage look and feel. Not quite as durable, definitely not the pristine glasslike finish. The nitro necks feel a little gummy to me.