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Serial #: CA551428 Weight: 7lbs 5oz
Model: '52 Telecaster
Builder: Dennis Galuska
Body Type: Solid Body
Body Wood: Select Alder (2-Piece)
Body Binding: Tortoise Shell, Top
Finish Type: Urethane
Finish Color: Roasted Burl Top, Transparent Burgundy Back
Back Finish: Urethane
Neck Wood: Maple Roasted Flame 4A
Fretboard Wood: Maple
Truss Rod: Bi-Flex
Neck Carve: 63 Strat Syle "C"
Neck Dimensions: 1st: .830" 12th: 1.00"
Neck Radius: 9.5"
Frets: Medium Jumbo/6105
Nut Width: 1.650''
Nut Material: Bone
Neck Finish: WLS
Side Dots: Abalone
Neck Pickup: Hand Wound Twisted Tele
Bridge Pickup: Hand Wound Broadcaster
Pickguard: 1-Ply Tortoise Shell
Knobs/Switch Tip: knurled chrom/Black
Bridge: RSD tele
Tuners: Vintage Fender
Controls: Present Day Tele
Electronics: Present Day Tele
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
In every art form, there are those who have mastered their craft so thoroughly, through years of training and experience, their work routinely commands extra acclaim and admiration, not to mention outright awe. These astonishing artisans are the Master Builders of the Fender Custom Shop; a select group of the most talented builders recognized around the world for their matchless skill, limitless imagination and utter devotion to their art.
Crafting a guitar with a Custom Shop Master Builder is the ultimate artistic partnership—simply put, no idea is too crazy and no job too large or too small. They’ll walk you through everything—body design, neck shape, tonewoods, pickups, hardware and more—to give you the look, feel and sound that you’re searching for. From start to finish the Master Builder will personally ensure that each guitar is built with the highest possible quality and to your exact specifications. Additionally, it’s about more than just specifications, it’s about making the instrument of your dreams a concrete reality.
Like Fender itself, Dennis Galuszka is a Southern California native. Combining his dual passions for music and woodworking, he began building high-end acoustic guitars during his 13 years as a cabinetmaker. As a working drummer, it was a 1999 audition with one of the Fender Master Builders that led to a job interview and a new kind of steady gig—as an apprentice at the Fender Custom Shop.
After only eight months there, Galuszka was promoted to Master Builder. He has since built finely crafted instruments for influential players including Paul McCartney, Andy Summers, Johnny Marr, Patrick Stump, Mike Dirnt, Sting and many others. He has lent his expertise to a number of truly distinctive instruments, including double-neck guitars and unusual takes on classic Fender designs, and several artist model designs. “It’s all about the feel and sound of an instrument,” Galuszka said. “Those things are number one with me, above everything else.”
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