Here we have a Glendale telecaster, an early one from 2008.
This guitar boasts the appointments of the earliest Telecasters, and is equipped with the finest woods and hardware. The blonde finish is just slightly transparent, though it doesn't show in the pictures, and it changes drastically in different light as you'll see in my pictures. The neck just jumps out no matter what. Condition is nearly flawless with a few impressions in the body that don't break through the finish.
The pine body brings with it a unique but welcome tone. Glendale sourced their bodies from Brian Poe, who was renowned for his quality work. The body bears his stamp in the lead pickup cavity, and the date/inspection tag is there in the neck pocket as well.
The flamed maple neck speaks for itself, but I'll tell you about it anyway. It is big, with a soft V, and the nitro finish feels fantastic.
Glendale hardware really stands out - the bridge and knobs are really sweet and well made. Electronics are top notch as well - check out the specs below. The tuners are vintage styled with staggered posts, so there is no need for a string tree on the headstock. The package rounds out with a nice thermometer style tweed case, and you'll appreciate it as well, because the guitar and the case are lighter together than any guitar you'll encounter, making it a pleasure to simply carry this thing around!
- Weight: 6lbs 3.5oz
- Body: Pine by Brian Poe
- Body date: 3/6/2008
- Neck: One piece AAA+ flamed maple
- Neck date: none
- Inlay: black dots
- Frets: era correct - slightly smaller than a medium jumbo and with little to no wear
- Nut width: 1. 62"
- Neck thickness is measured using machinist calipers, just behind the fret
- Neck thickness at 1st fret: .96"
- Neck thickness at 7thh fret: .986"
- Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.09"
- All hardware - the whole guitar - is original
- Neck pickup: Amalfatino, 9.77k
- Bridge pickup: Amalfatino, 7.97k
- Switch CRL 3 way
- Pots: CTS
- Case candy: none