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Don Grosh NOS Vintage T


From Deluxe Guitar Exchange:

When you ask anyone who has played a Grosh guitar about Don Grosh and his guitars words like passion, tone, quality, and outstanding are often used.

This Wildwood Guitars interview with Don Grosh provides a good perspective on his approach to building Grosh Guitars:

Don got his start at Valley Arts Guitar (now owned and operated by Gibson Guitar Corp).

Valley Arts was founded in the mid-1970s and took its name from their original location in the San Fernando Valley.

They built guitars for players like Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, Tommy Tedesco and Larry Carlton. I found an old photo of a Larry Carlton Valley Arts guitar on the Strat-Talk forum. Certainly a nice looking instrument.


Don Grosh was the shop foreman with Valley Arts until 1993 when he started Don Grosh Custom Guitars.

From Wildwood Guitars page on Don Grosh’s bio:

The vision was clear””to build hand-crafted custom guitars with the best tone, looks and playability available, and to build them from the from the ground up, from original design and concept to full production of the necks and bodies.

The NOS Vintage T pictured at the top of this post is a classic take on the Fender Telecaster. The instrument features master-grade, tone-tapped woods, a nitro-lacquer finish and Grosh pickups. The base price for the guitar is $2,899 USD although with a few options, the instrument can easily reach $3,500 or more.

Here is another shot of a NOS Vintage T. I love the fretwork on this guitar.