Limited Editions

Limited Editions

From building out of whiskey barrels to fallen trees in Brooklyn, these limited editions and collaborations let us try something new. There’s no need to change what works, so these limited editions give us a chance to experiment with collaborators without altering our existing lineup. Building with white oak? A motorcycle? Sounds fun.

GH4

Release Date:
September 2018

Availability:
Limited Stock, Available

Background:

Our family of woods in the Heritage Series is growing with the Norwegian Pine used in the new GH4.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

GH3

Release Date:
September 2018

Availability:
Limited Stock, Available

Background:

As the third headphone in the Heritage Series, the GH3 is built from Norwegian Pine wood.

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Grado x A24: Mid90s

Release Date:
October 2018

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

In honor of Jonah Hill’s directorial debut.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

New Amsterdam

Release Date:
August 2018

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

This collaboration gave us a chance to use metal in limited edition as well as a colored engraving for the first time.

Harley-Davidson

Release Date:
July 2018

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

Harley-Davidson and Motorcyclist magazine reached out to see if we could use their motorcycle in our building process. The HDxGrado is now the first headphone built from a motorcycle.

Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.
Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Black Label II

Release Date:
May 2018

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

The black-washed II was an extremely limited Grado with a large housing built out of oak and a specially tweaked driver for their wood.

Black Label I

Release Date:
May 2018

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

The black-washed I was an extremely limited Grado built out of oak with a specially tweaked driver for their wood.

Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.
Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Uncrate Supply

Release Date:
December 2017

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

Our friends at Uncrate came to us with an idea for specially designed black-washed headphones with a unique leather.

The Wheeler

Release Date:
October 2017

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

A new local development finished here in Brooklyn, and as a completion present The Wheeler asked us to build limited pairs out of the same wood from the building.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Liberté

Release Date:
May 2017

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

General Mills brought the French-Canadien yogurt company to the States and asked if we could build a limited edition out of the same barrels they use.

EJ Brandy

Release Date:
April 2017

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

For a new line of EJ Brandy, we built a limited run using their brandy barrels.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

1888 Double Barrel Reserva

Release Date:
March 2018

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

1888 rum is made by using both American and Spanish oak barrels, so we did the same. The 1888xGrado is the first headphone built from both woods.

Grado x A24: Moonlight

Release Date:
January 2017

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

Music is an intricate part of nearly all of A24’s films, including their Oscar nominated Moonlight. Grado was tasked with building a one-off pair for its director, Barry Jenkins, and composer, Nicholas Britell.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

GH2

Release Date:
December 2016

Availability:
Sold Out; Read More

Background:

As the second headphone in the Heritage Series, the GH2 is built from cocobolo wood.

Russell’s Reserve Whiskey Barrel

Release Date:
December 2016

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

With a family history similar to Grado, the Russell’s Reserve asked if Grado could build limited pairs of headphones out of their whiskey barrels. Their wood was good enough to use and we went ahead with the limited batch.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Microsoft

Release Date:
May 2016

Availability:
Not for sale.

Background:

Microsoft visited Grado with two goals: to listen to music and talk about a Made for Surface limited edition pair. From this idea came a very limited quantity of Grado headphones that were given by Microsoft to a select number of producers and composers around the world.

GH1

Release Date:
July 2015

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

All of the GH1 headphones are made from a single Maple tree, and marks the beginning of our Grado Heritage Series. The tree is from our hometown of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Why Hunger

Release Date:
May 2015

Availability:
Charity Auction

Background:

WHY Hunger is a non-profit that focuses on “building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.” In May of 2015, Grado built them a one-off WHY Hunger Grado headphone for a charity auction.

Billy Joel

Release Date:
2015

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

In 2015, for Billy Joel’s birthday, he received a one-off Piano Man Grado Headphone.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

John Mayer

Release Date:
2014

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

John Mayer has been using Grado headphones to help record his albums for awhile now. As a thank you for his support, this custom limited edition was built for him which Matthew Grado (the Grado family’s youngest son) was able to give to John in person.

Fairfax Recordings Series

Release Date:
2014

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

In 2014, owner of Fairfax Recordings in Sound City, Kevin Augunas, visited Grado for the first time. It turned out he loved using Grado at his studio, which included the recordings of The Lumineers, among other artists. We worked together and built them a Fairfax Recording Series Grado Headphone.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Thailand Anniversary

Release Date:
2014

Availability:
Sold Out(Thailand Only)

Background:

Built for the anniversary of the Thai distributor.

Bushmills Whiskey Barrel

Release Date:
Dec 4, 2013

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

In late 2012, Grado was approached by Bushmills to make a headphone out of their whiskey barrels. It’s a challenge the Brooklyn company couldn’t say no to. Of course, it wouldn’t have been made if the White Oak’s sonic properties weren’t good enough. After prototyping, it was found it was doable. This project was also brought together with the help of Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie, Bushmills’ spokespersons and huge audiophiles. The Whiskey Barrel headphones sold out in one day.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Dolce & Gabbana

Release Date:
Nov 28, 2012

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

Dolce & Gabbana loved what Grado had been doing with mahogany. They contacted Grado and had 100 wooden Dolce & Gabbana Grado Headphones made for $1,000 each.

Press:

Vogue

Complex

John Varvatos

Release Date:
2011

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

Designer John Varvatos had mentioned a few times in magazines that he loves Grado headphones. As a thank you, the family made him a single pair of John Varvatos Grado headphones.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

HF2

Release Date:
2009

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

The second limited edition built for the Head-Fi community.

PS1

Release Date:
2006

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

More info coming soon

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

HF1

Release Date:
2005

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

The first limited edition Grado built for the Head-Fi community.

Gold SR325

Release Date:
2003

Availability:
Sold Out

Background:

For Grado’s 50th anniversary, the Brooklyn family released a limited pair of gold SR325.

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Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Freesystems Headphone

Release Date:
2002

Availability:
Not for Sale

Background:

In conjunction with Freesystems, Grado built the headphone that would be used with their wireless technology. This Grado ended up not being officially released, though there are a few being circulated.