Used Grosh Guitar for sale-should I get it?

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  1. dennisd

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    There is a Grosh strat for sale at the local guitar center for $1600. It plays and feels real nice I have not plugged it into an amp yet.

    Is this a good price? What are people's opinions on the grosh? I am a Les Paul guy, but this guitar feels real nice to me.
     
  2. slowburn

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    I think you can get used grosh's for less. like $1300 - $1400. that said, if this guitar could be "the one" then grab it.
     
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    Guitar Center often has 50 percent profit built into used items.... so you can usually get a couple of hundred bucks off... plug it in and if yoy love it, offer 12-1300 and go from there.

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  4. dennisd

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    That's what I figured-that If I was ready to buy then I could negotiate on the price.

    I have read the reviews for the Grosh-they all sound positive. How does the Grosh compare to other strat copies (ie Suhr) as well as Fender strats?
     
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    Grosh RC's are my favorite new vintagey strats if that makes sense. They are one of the top dawgs in making great strat style guitars.
     
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    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.
     
  7. Big White Tele

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    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
     
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    My favorite boutique Strat by quite a bit. If you can get it in the 1300 range and the specs/condition are right for you, jump in. You won't be sorry.
     
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    What are the spec's if it's Brazilian grab it. (of course do the standard GC negotiating first)
     
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    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
     
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    $1400-1600 is more like it. Best new strat model around in the under-$3000 category. Mine is Alder body with braz rosewood fretboard. I kept the Fralins in...sound great.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'll give you $800 for your grosh. now that's a great deal for you.
     
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    That's about right for here in the Emporium or on eBay, but for in a store $1600 seems pretty reasonable to me.
     
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    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.
     
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    Grosh are really great guitars! Play it and if it sounds and feels good to you, then by all means get it...
     
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    Thanks for the offer Slowburn, but I'm keeping it. I love my Grosh :dudeand wouldn't dream of getting rid of it - though if you put a "1" in front of that $800 you might make me think about it. :)
     
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    I've been thinking about getting rid of an EJ Strat I have. I prefer a smaller/thinner neck. How do the Grosh necks compare to the EJ's. Thinner/larger ?? Thanks, Tim
     
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    1. Plug it in
    2. Laugh like a mad man at the joy it creates in you
    3. Buy it
    4. smile for the next 100 years!

    :)
     
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    I always find joy in Mojo's views on life and stuff...!
     

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