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❌ SOLD ❌ Grosh Retro Classic Shoreline Gold Solidbody Electric, 1998


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The Grosh Retro Classic is intended as the ultimate redesign of the S-style instrument with unmatched tone and playability.

From the Grosh website description of the Retro Classic:

“Every aspect of the Grosh Retro Classic is a complete re-design of the traditional “S”-style guitar, from the body dimensions, contours, balance and routing to the neck design, construction and head stock. The Retro Classic delivers harmonically rich tones with an ease of playability that is simply unmatched. Featuring master-grade woods, ultra-thin nitro-lacquer finish universal pickup routs, Kluson style locking tuners and a floating 1088 Gotoh trem.”

In 1985, Don Grosh started working at Valley Arts in North Hollywood, after becoming a journeyman carpenter and learning metal working skills.  At Valley Arts, he learned how to build and adjust guitars for the most demanding clientele, the upper end of the touring and studio elite including Larry Carlton, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Lee Sklar, Vince Gill, Lee Ritenour and many others.  He stayed at Valley Arts until 1993 and then moved out to his own shop. 

This example dates to 1998 and was built at the Grosh shop, then located in Santa Clarita, California; since 2005, their shop is in Broomfield, Colorado. It carries the Shoreline Gold finish, which over time has,  as lacquer naturally does, developed some checking, and this goes nicely with the ‘mint’ tint of the pickguard.    The original pickups are a calibrated set of Lindy Fralin Blues Specials with a 7.2 ohm bridge pickup and a blend control. The body is Alder, and the neck is the typical Maple with Indian Rosewood fingerboard, with a radius of 7.25 inches. The original hard shell case is included, and contains the trem arm.

This guitar plays quite well and is very comfortable. It is very well made, with a lot of attention to detail, fit and finish; the fretwork is very clean and precise.


Price: $1,600.00 CAD
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  • Model: Retro Classic
  • Year: 1988
  • Finish Inca Silver
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 381
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 29/11/2017

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.5lbs 3.4kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 648mm
  • Nut Width: 1 5/8in 41mm
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