Grez Guitars pays homage to '50s-era electric guitars with the Mendocino Junior, built from 100-year-old redwood

Grez Guitars Mendocino Junior
(Image credit: Grez Guitars)

Petaluma, California-based builder Grez Guitars has announced the Mendocino Junior, a new guitar with a body crafted using reclaimed old growth redwood.

Paying homage to '50s-era electric guitars, the lightweight six-string sports a plethora of high-end appointments, including a one-piece Honduran mahogany neck and 12'-radius, 22-fret Macassar ebony fingerboard with maple inlays, MojoAxe Wrap tailpiece and Satin Nitro finish.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.