Heavily Discounted! Fender Custom Shop Dennis Galuszka Masterbuilt 1956 Stratocaster Relic - Fiesta Red Expand

Fender Custom Shop Dennis Galuszka Masterbuilt 1956 Stratocaster Relic - Fiesta Red




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An instrument from beyond the upper reaches of guitar craftsmanship, passion and ingenuity - Sound Centre is proud to present the 2020 Limited Edition Fender Custom Shop Dennis Galuszka Masterbuilt 1956 Stratocaster Relic in Fiesta Red.

Coming in at 3.45 kg with the Serial Number #R102407 - this beautiful instrument was completed on the 5th of March, 2020.

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.”

Receive a complementary Restring and Setup to your desired specifications with this stunning guitar to ensure it plays as excellently as possible just for you.


  • Body - 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish - Relic Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape - '56 Stratocaster
  • Neck Material - One Piece Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish - Medium Tint Nitrocellulose Relic
  • Neck Shape - '60-Style Oval "C"
  • Scale Length - 25.5"
  • Fingerboard - Maple as per One Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck with Relic Ghosting
  • Fingerboard Radius - 9.5"
  • Number of Frets - 21
  • Frets - Narrow Tall 6105
  • String Nut - Bone
  • Nut Width - 1.650"
  • Position Inlays - Micarta Black
  • Truss Rod - '50s
  • Bridge Pickup - Josefina Hand-Wound Fat 50's Bridge
  • Middle Pickup -  Reverse Wound Josefina Hand-Wound Fat 50's Middle
  • Neck Pickup - Josefina Hand-Wound Fat 50's Neck
  • Controls - Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching - 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration - SSS
  • Bridge - 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Relic
  • Hardware Finish - Gold Relic
  • Tuning Machines - Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard - Single Ply White '50s Strat Relic
  • Control Knobs - Vintage White Relic
  • Includes Fender Custom Shop Tweed Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity and Strap