Grote

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mschafft, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

    397
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    Anybody knows this brand? They look like cheapos but potentially worth a few mods. This one caught my eye as gretschy enough:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Grote-Semi...rentrq:2f1e44501680ac3cbf2fdbaefffc716a|iid:1
     
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  2. BuddieGreen

    BuddieGreen Gretschie

    230
    Sep 3, 2018
    indiana usa
    never head of them here, but if it plays as good as it looks, its a winner
     
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  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Looks like your typical chinese rip-off seller of shoddy guitars.
     
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Shipped from China.

    Caveat Emptor!
     
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  5. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Years ago, I picked up an Oscar Schmidt OE40 hollowbody in a natural finish. For a lower end hollowbody, it was actually a pretty nice guitar - not Gretsch nice, but nice. The thing is that there are always trade-offs to reduce price, and you either end up modding, or you start wondering about upgrading to a better quality guitar. I have managed to trade up in quality - not all high end, but every guitar that I have pleases my ears and hands, so I am happy with what I have.

    Oh, I just remembered that I do have a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar, but it's at the upper end of the lower end, if that makes sense, and it's just a fun guitar for me, not one that I see myself playing for others.
     
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  6. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Age:
    66
    540
    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    I liked the neck alot on the delta king
    I found mine on CL for $150
    Blacktops and guts pulled from a new 5420 at Seigler for $35
    B30 for $90
    Tom Jazz Swing flatwounds - $23
    Jack plate - $6
    I expect to have something decent when Im done now that I have accumulated the necessary parts over about 3 years.
     
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I had a VM Jag, had all kinds of ideas to upgrade it and realized it would be to expensive, it was pretty good though but i traded it off. My new Mexican Strat is better than it could have ever been for less money if you factor in mods, Strat needs nothing except maybe a GFS steel vibrato block ( 25 bux).
     
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
  9. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    It is Grote.

    Sorry, just had to.
     
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  10. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Grody to the max!
     
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  11. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

    397
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    Thanks all for enlightening me. I probably won't purchase one but wanted to share because this one looks pretty cool. An impulse buy is never totally out of the equation though...
     
  12. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

    Age:
    39
    723
    Mar 22, 2018
    London
    yes i own one. when i moved to sweden i had to leave all my good guitars in london along with my gretsch which pains me a bit. since living here i have bought six cheap guitars and out of those six the grote was the best by a mile. if you look on ebay my model has nothing but good reviews. i did need to shave down a fret or two and shave down an inlay but these things are no big deal for me. i may have just been lucky and got a good one? it's the only guitar i play right now but i really do love it, and it's not a chibson people! i wouldn't risk it if i am totally honest, i bet it is a gamble. thumbnail_IMG_7816.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
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  13. O Riley

    O Riley Gretschie

    378
    Jun 2, 2018
    Sunny California
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