Summer NAMM 2017: Grez Guitars unveils first production model, The Mendocino

SUMMER NAMM 2017: Petaluma, California-based guitar co Grez Guitars is launching its first production model, The Mendocino.

The Mendocino features a 13.25” compact size and light weight (5lbs) yet promises a full-size semi-hollowbody sound.

A redwood top is paired with a Honduran mahogany body, while the mahogany neck is reinforced with carbon fibre and packs a Macassar ebony fretboard.

Elsewhere, the model includes Lollar Goldfoil pickups, a Tone Pros AVR2 bridge, and that eye-catching Grez stainless steel tailpiece.

No word on price yet, but The Mendocino is available from 15 September - head over to Grez Guitars for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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