New Guitar in the Mail ! Glendale Pine Tele

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  1. Groovey Records

    Groovey Records Member

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    i Got this Tele and a couple of BF amps in the mail one weeka ago.

    Really havn't had time to post :banana

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    PS Don Mare's Pickups are Strawberrys and Cream
     
  2. 5E3

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    Beautiful neck and love the blue! :AOK
     
  3. gkoelling

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    More pics, please!!!
     
  4. wreckfan

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    beautiful - the neck looks simply incredible !!
     
  5. Glowing Tubes

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    Beautiful neck, nice guitar.. I'm assuming it sounds wonderful...???
     
  6. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    What a great looking tele. And if it's a Glendale then it must sound pretty special!
     
  7. bluesjuke

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    Stop in when you've played enough and can spend some time.
    Heck, bring the guitar with you to the Gear Page experience.
     
  8. Groovey Records

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    The SeaFoam Green is striking almost Aqua Blue.

    The Neck- Tiger Maple better describes this neck saying Flamed doesn't say enough.
    Not a No Neck or a Fatty it is round and flat yet narrow and thick all at once even square at the joint.

    Sounds Very Tele all the colors of that double rainbow. I didn't use the Glendale pickups instead I asked Dale to install Don Mare's Nancy's Heart with the Buchanan 2234 wind.

    Don's "Normal" position without Nancy engaged is very articulate and full. All the richness and harmonics of the guitars acoustic tones ring bell like and clear.

    It has a great deal to do with the one piece SugarPine Body. Soft and feather light it is almost toy like until you strum the strings the finish on this guitar is not going to stay museum like very long. Already has my imprints on the body from my at times agressive struming style.

    When Nancies Heart is switched on to activate Don's special wiring discovery from Roy's Nancy it lets the accents shift to that TeleMaster's Tones. Too bad the pick ups dont include those hands, heart and fingers as well.

    The guitar is doing what only great guitars "Do For Me". Opens me up and new sounds come tumbling out. Riffs long forgotton, songs unremembered, spill from the depths. Then I am filled with joy and awe at how 6 wires attached to a couple of hunks of wood can do all this for me.

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    These pictures don't say enough.


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  9. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Looks like you are surfing onto an ocean of flamed maple, congrats!
     
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    crymony crypes that is stellar
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    getting that and bf amps in the mail...
     
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    beautiful guitar, love everything about it :banana
     
  14. Groovey Records

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    Thanks for all the kind words,

    Yesterday I had my hands on a all original 57 Tele Even got to change some strings. I like the set up on the Glendale more but that 57 had Mojo to spare.

    Still playing around with the different Fender amps to see which will stay. That'll take some time.

    Again Thanks

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  15. mad dog

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    Groovy: that wavy neck is beyond beautiful. Just lovely! I have a tele incoming too ... with those Don Mare 2234 pickups and the "heart" thing. Have been so curious about his pickups. So now I'll finally get the chance to hear them. Good luck with your gorgeous tele.
     
  16. Groovey Records

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    Mad Dog you are going to love Don's Pickups I am main lining tone straight into my cerebral cortex.

    Well yesterday I visited the oldman who lives up on the mountain. Brought along "BlueBell", yep she has a name now! Larry has quite the collection and street cred with the players. He is retired to raise Hereford beef cattle and has a house full of toys.

    The 54 Esquire through a 55 deluxe was cool, his 57 ash Tele amazing real nice through a 65 SuperReverb. A 59 Gibson ES2 175 was tone zone through a 1960 Gretsch.

    Lots of guitar and amps I would give up your right arm to own.

    Like I said I brought BlueBell and I also brought my Spector Guitar "BurlEyes".

    Larry said the Spector was the best playing and sounding Guitar he ever has played I smiled at him and not very humbly said I know.

    Then he played BlueBell through a 66 ProReverb and he just got quiet, it slayed him. Larry is a Tele freak... he has owned these guitars since the early 60's and he said I never heard a Tele that sounded this good. He was plinking and plankin, swinging and stinging, taking it to the bridge and jumpng over the edge. We went out playing Green Onions old school Howling Wolf.

    And while we was playing it either had I.

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    Hey Groovey:

    Got that partscaster tele in. It's the sweetest thing, just feels so right. Light, resonant, alive even unplugged. Plugged in, those Don Mare 2234 pickups are indeed something special. I have no original oldies to compare this to, tonally, but don't really need the validation. My ears are doing a big thumbs up ...
     
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    what did that cost ya? hell they want 600 bucks just for a neck.
     
  19. Groovey Records

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    Mad dog Congrats on the parts caster Don Mare's pick-up winds are in their own zone not dissin any other of the great PUPS but for Tele Don writes the book.

    Crazy Fingers the quarter sawn neck does go alone for 6 benjimans fully finished with the bone nut and the Tuners. Its made of highly figured Tiger Maple with a profile like no other I've played. The whole enchelada cost boucoup bucks but worth every last dime.

    Just over a month in the house and I've gotten to know this guitar a whole lot better. With the Super Revers or the Pro I die. Pluged into the Vibro-Champ it just makes me hard. I still havent done a tune up on the Vibro-Lux. Sometimes I Just don't know how I am going to decide which Amp to keep. Must decide soon !

    The Guitar is a great Value with all the Glendale saddles bridge knobs plates and Pine Body. The Glendale design is all about tone.

    Some Body Robbed the Glendale Train I ainT Lying.

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