In nearly every photo and video of Glaspy, you can see her American Special Telecaster in Vintage Blonde with a rosewood fretboard. A couple ways of noticing this, like in this video, is the vintage blonde and rosewood fingerboard combination, vintage style 3 saddle Telecaster bridge, and the non contoured body.more
I have owned this guitar for under 1 year. This has been my guitar of choice for Jazz. The neck pickup gets to clearest, and warmest tones I have heard out of a tele. The Texas Special Pickups make this tele sound a little bit warmer then something like an American Standard. The neck is the highlight of this axe. This neck is satin, which gives you hand the ability to slide without sticking to the back. The neck is easy to move on, and is easily the main reason why I own this guitar today. This Tele can give you the sounds for any style of music. I have played Pop/Punk through my Marshall with this, and Jazz through my Fender Bassman head. This guitar is versatile, and will always be one of my top favorites. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a little bit of a warmer tele.
This guitar comes with the "Texas Special" pickups in the neck and bridge. They give you the twang for any style you want. I play fast punk rock, but I also enjoy playing grunge and ska. A very versatialle guitar.
Needing a reliable solidbody guitar for sketchy gigs or practices that didn't call for the 335 to leave the house, I snagged a 2017 American Special Tele in Lake Placid Blue. No frills, just awesome single coil sound. Neck pickup sounds sweet and smooth, but doesn't get much use because the Texas Special bridge pickup is an absolute beast.
My American Special, along with my Mexican Standard, is my go-to guitar. I got this in February 2016 and I wouldn't part with it for love nor money (ok, that's probably a lie). Sounds great on stage and in the studio and the greasebucket tone circuit sounds wonderful.