Fender Custom Shop Dennis Galuszka Masterbuilt NOS Stratocaster Purple Sparkle 2023 (CZ575616)

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Weight: 7 lbs 13.7 oz

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.”

Other specs include:

  • Master Built by Dennis Galuszka
  • Model #: 9216095345
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Purple Sparkle Body Finish
  • Metallic Purple Neck, Fingerboard & Headstock Finish
  • Neck Profile: 1954 U
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
  • No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Frets
  • Fretboard Inlays: Black Micarta
  • Pickups: Josefina Handwound Fat 50's Single Coils with RWRP Middle Pickup
  • Bridge: American Vintage Tremolo
  • Pickguard: 3-ply Black
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage with Fender Logo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickle/Chrome
  • Case: Fender Custom Shop Black
  • Accessories: Strap, Certificate of Authenticity