The Fender Custom Shop unveils its newest and most remarkable creations at the NAMM show each year, and 2013 promises one of the most extraordinarily conceived and crafted selections yet of one-of-a-kind "Dream Factory" instruments.
Here, Master Builders Yuriy Shishkov, John Cruz, Paul Waller and Dennis Galuszka discuss the four artfully exceptional instruments they've created that will be on display during this year's show. All four instruments are truly outstanding works sure to draw the admiration of all who see them.
Try to exhale. The Custom Shop presents a truly breathtaking Custom Shop creation by Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov in the beautifully handcrafted form of a Cabronita-style Telecaster featuring exquisite body, fingerboard and headstock inlay work in fine silver wire and 377 diamonds. That's right—8.5 carats in real diamonds.
Talk about a gorgeous figure. Veteran Custom Shop Master Builder John Cruz has crafted this magnificent Stratocaster with a wealth of exquisite features including an exotic and beautifully figured tomo ash body and headstock overlay, and an equally striking lacewood neck and quilt maple fingerboard.
Leave it to veteran Custom Shop Master Builder Dennis Galuszka to conceive of such a fabulously daring instrument. It's exactly what the name says—two great Fender instruments artfully fused into something altogether unexpected and extraordinary that simply must be seen (and heard) to be believed.