Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this amazing Masterbuilt Strat is totally dialed in and ready to rock. The Fender Custom Shop guitars are made to exacting standards and the Masterbuilt guitars raise the bar even higher. This guitar was masterbuilt by Denis Galuska and it's one of the most original and striking designs we've seen. The headstock, neck, and fingerboard are finished in Purple while the body is a gorgeous Purple Sparkle Burst finish. This guitar is a true work of art. See below for more details and specifications.
ABOUT DENNIS GALUSZKA:
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.”
FROM FENDER CUSTOM SHOP:
A Fender Custom Shop instrument is extraordinary. You know it when you play one—it’s definitely more than the sum of its parts. It’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that add a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, alive with the spirit of the place where it was built and the devotion of those who crafted it.
The Custom Shop is home to Fender’s most skilled and talented builders. It’s a bustling, noisy and creatively volcanic place that re-earns its nickname—the Dream Factory—every day. Custom Shop builders are completely dedicated to their art—part craftsman, part artist, part music fan and, more often than not, part mad scientist. They’re the best at what they do, and they pour all of their passion, hard-earned knowledge and skill into every instrument they build. It’s no ordinary place, and the creations that come from it are no ordinary instruments. Welcome to the Fender Custom Shop.
For players who wish to create a completely custom instrument—anything from a humbucking pickup-equipped banjo to a custom-engraved aluminum-bodied Strat®—we offer Masterbuilt, a singular experience working one-on-one with one of our Master Builders.
Vintage-Style Fender Logo Tuners
1.65" Bone Nut
'54 U Profile Quartersawn Maple Neck with 25.5" Scale Length
Neck Depth .89" at First Fret and .96" at Twelfth Fret
Vintage Upgrade Frets (45085)
Maple Fingerboard with Black Dot Markers and 9.5" Radius
Hand-Wound Fender Fat '50s Single-Coil Pickups
American Vintage Stratocaster Bridge with Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
2-Piece Alder Body in Purple Sparkle Burst Finish
Purple Finish on Head Stock, Neck, and Fingerboard
Weight 7 lb 14 oz
Original Custom Shop Hard Shell Case with COA
Serial Number CZ574727