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Don Grosh Retro Classic Hollow T Style

Don Grosh Retro Classic Hollow T Style

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The ultimate semi-hollow T-style instrument with unmatched tone and playability. The Retro Classic Hollow T is a semi-hollow version of the Retro Classic Vintage T and is a complete re-design of the traditional semi-hollow T-style guitar, from the body dimensions, contours, balance and routing to the neck design, construction and headstock.

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The ultimate semi-hollow T-style instrument with unmatched tone and playability. The Retro Classic Hollow T is a semi-hollow version of the Retro Classic Vintage T and is a complete re-design of the traditional semi-hollow T-style guitar, from the body dimensions, contours, balance and routing to the neck design, construction and headstock.  The semi-hollow body adds harmonic complexity, richness and acoustic volume with a slightly softer attack. The Retro Classic Hollow T can go from country to jazz to funk to blues to rock with ease. Featuring master-grade, tone-tapped woods, ultra-thin nitro-lacquer finish and handcrafted Grosh pickups.

CRAIG'S POV

My favorite late ‘60s Fender thinline had a mahogany body coupled with a maple neck. Here’s what I loved about it: The snap of maple and the warmth of mahogany made a perfect combination – just a fantastic and seductive sound. Perhaps more importantly, it didn’t dictate any kind of style of playing. It didn’t say country or blues or rock or jazz. It freed you to impose your style on it. It adapted to you.

That was what I was aiming for when I spoke to Don Grosh about this build. I talked to him, because I think he’s one of the few builders to make a thin line style guitar that’s better than Fender ever made.

Don builds about as fine a guitar as anyone. He mills his own lumber. He winds his own pickups. He’s incredibly fussy about quality and details. And he has a fantastic sense of aesthetics. Just check out his wonderful f-hole shape.

Let me tell you a little about what I mean by the details. Don’s preference for neck finish (one he uses on his own guitars) is satin lacquer on the fingerboard and headstock for protection, with an oiled back for a fantastic feel in your hand. I love it. And I’ll do this again in the future. (By the way, it’s a medium large roundback carve. It’s beautifully done, with just the right amount of heft.)

The pickups are equally fine. Don winds his own, as I mentioned above, and this guitar features a coil-tapped mini-humbucker in the neck position, and his excellent tele pickup at the bridge. It’s just fantastic sounding. It’s got a very lively organic quality.

Together with the wood choice, it’s a guitar with no limitations. And its singularly beautiful aesthetic means it would feel at home just about anywhere.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT GROSH GUITARS
Grosh Guitars was founded by Don Grosh in 1993 with the singular goal of producing the world's finest custom electric guitars and basses. They achieve this goal by utilizing a "bench style" building process (as opposed to a production line). Their team of highly experienced builders constructs each instrument as a complete cohesive creation, utilizing state of the art building techniques combined with superb attention to detail. Their exclusive neck and fretting processes delivers perfect intonation, stunning playability and a neck that feels broken in and friendly. Every product is handcrafted in the Grosh factory in Broomfield, Colorado. PURE PASSION - PURE TONE!

Bodymahogany
Body finishtransparent, dark mahogany
Neckmaple
Neck finishoil
FINGERBOARD AND HEADSTOCK FINISHsatin lacquer
NECK SHAPEmedium/large roundback (.850"/.950")
FINGERBOARD RADIUS10"
NUT WIDTH1 5/8"
FRETS6150 (medium)
NECK DOTSblack
SCALE LENGTH25 1/2"
HARDWAREchrome
BRIDGEvintage T
TUNERSlocking Kluson
PICKGUARDbrown tortoise
KNOBSchrome T
PICKUP COVERSStandard T
CONTROLS3-way, vol, tone w/ push-pull coil tap
NECK PICKUPGrosh mini hum
BRIDGE PICKUPGrosh Tele
WEIGHT6.5lbs
CASEcustom fit hardshell
SERIAL3238
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