NGD!

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by Lockupyourfatdog, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    722
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    This happened a few days ago. I was going to sell my electric drum kit on Craigslist and saw a listing...”will trade guitar for electric drum kit.” Sounds like my kind of deal! It went down without a hitch. The guy turned out to be a member of our group! Now I’m the proud owner of a grote jazz guitar! It’s a cool little guit. Well built and fun to play. I hope he’s enjoying the drum kit as much as I am this guitar
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  2. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    719
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    These are tempting. Thanks for sharing! Happy NGD
     
  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Nice, congrats!
     
  4. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Sadly, about 50 years ago, I should have bought a Gibson ES-125 for about $60 CDN, which was much like yours. I didn't because I thought I could never play "Sunshine of Your Love" on that (I was young:oops:).
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, very nice. I had been eyeing the Epiphone ‘66 Century a while ago, but they seem to have been discontinued. This is a nice and cheaper alternative.
     
  6. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    I had a ‘58 es 125t that i really liked but let it go, like so many others. Your new guitar makes me wish i hadnt. This looks like a great guitar to have lying around. This would be a living room grab it and noodle guitar for me. Lightweight. Loud enough. Nice acoustic tone? What do we think of Grote? The name kind of doesn't do them any favours!
     
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  7. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    It's a small world.
    Congratulations on your new guitar (and congratulations to the new owner of the electric drum kit).
     
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  8. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    64
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    55
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Classy guitar. Congrats on the deal.
     
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  10. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on the trade. Nice looking guitar.
     
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  11. Zeek

    Zeek Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
    Congrads on the guitar .... Enjoy , its puppy approved
     
  12. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    722
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    That’s exactly what I’m using it for. It’s a perfect guitar to just have in the living room on a stand to tinker with whenever the mood hits. It’s shockingly good. It sounds great, the frets are nice. All the hype they get from YouTube video reviews are well deserved.
     
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  13. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yeah, we need to start pronouncing it like Gro te', give it a little class:D roll the R a little, you know?
     
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  14. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    722
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Ha!
     
  15. GreatGretsch

    GreatGretsch Country Gent

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pittsburgh suburbs
  16. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    967
    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Congrats!

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  17. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats on the new guitar, Am so wanting P90's in something.
     
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  18. BennytheJet

    BennytheJet Electromatic

    72
    Dec 6, 2019
    Arlington, WA
    So glad you enjoy the Grote! We're getting a kick (yikes, no pun intended!) out of the drum kit, so thanks again for the trade. It was a pleasure getting to meet a forum member IRL, too.

    If anyone else is considering jumping on the Grote train, my brother picked up one of their "club" style basses a bit ago. He has no complaints - especially considering the $200 price point.

    Ben
    (The previous owner of the Gro te')
     
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  19. rocko

    rocko Electromatic

    These are nice guitars. I was attracted by the appearance but once I played it I was sold Reluctantly I sold mine only because I am trying to downsize my collection..."trying" being the operative word.
     

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  20. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    That's really sweet...congrats and enjoy!
     
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