We thought we’d kick off our blog and email newsletter series with a look back at Grendel #00001: T-style, with cherry-burst finish, and made from spalted maple.
After Drew had completed several successful projects, I mentioned to him that I had my eye on a cherry-burst Fender Tele. He proposed to make a better instrument, and for a lesser cost! I was skeptical, but intrigued.
He was kind enough to send me updates at each stage of the build.The neck was ordered from Warmoth and I chose Lindy Fralin Blues Specials for the pickups. It was exciting to see the progress, but it made me even more anxious to see the final product!
Finally, the day came. I was (and still am) our first (happy) customer. We then got the bright idea that perhaps other tone-focused players may want to take advantage of Drew’s tasteful builds. Thus, Grendel Guitars was born. You can read more about that on our About Grendel Guitars page.