Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Dennis Galuszka 1959 Jazzmaster NOS Santa Cruz Redwood
We have a deep love for Jazzmasters here at Truetone Music, so it made our day when we got to play an outstanding example like this 1959 Jazzmaster from Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilder Dennis Galuszka. The body is made of reclaimed Redwood from the Santa Cruz boardwalk - this is a truly unique, one of a kind build.
This Jazzmaster also features a roasted maple neck (quartersawn) that matches the body perfectly, with a AAA rosewood fretboard. It's a stunning guitar. At only 7.6 pounds, it's one of the lighter Jazzmasters we've had.
It's not all about the aesthetics though - this is an amazing sounding guitar. Featuring two Josefina Campos hand wound pickups, it can have that raunchy, growly and aggressive tone when needed, but with enough woodiness that it never sounds harsh. In all pickup positions, the high notes have a clear, pure, crystalline quality that is reminiscent of Tom Verlaine's tone on Television's Marquis Moon. Full chords also have incredible jangle and sparkle. The midrange has plenty of bite in the bridge position, and it has a broader, throatier quality in the neck position. The lows sound defined and woody in both positions, and the neck pickup has satisfying oomph.
We personally picked the wood out with Dennis Galuszka while at the Fender Custom Shop in Corona. A year later, this magical Jazzmaster landed at Truetone Music, and now it can be yours.
MASTER BUILDER: DENNIS GALUSZKA
FINISH PACKAGE: NEW OLD STOCK
PLATING: CHROME/NICKEL HARDWARE
CASE: FCS JAG/JAZZ BROWN
GEN TEXT BUILD AS: 59 STYLE JAZZMASTER
MATERIAL 1 DESCRIPTION: 7713085000- SANTA CRUZ REDWOOD
CHOOSE COLOR: NATURAL
BODY FINISH: NITRO LACQUER
BODY TEXT: NOS, THIN LACQUER
BODY TEXT: SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK REDWOOD
BRIDGE ASSEMBLY: RSD JAG/J-MASTER-BRG 9.5R
NECK PLATE: GTR R SER VINT
TUNER KEY: VINT W/FENDER LOGO
STRING SETS FOR GUITAR: 010-013-017-026-036-046
OPTION TEXT: JOSEFINA HAND WOUND 2 PU
STANDARD OR CUSTOM NECK: CUSTOM NECK
LIKE STANDARD NECK ASSEMBLY: 62 JAZZMASTER
NECK FINISH: LIGHT TINT
NECK FINISH: NITRO LACQUER
NECK BLANK GUITAR: MAPLE ROASTED QTR SAWN
FINGERBOARD: GUITAR CITES RW AAA 9MM
TRUSS ROD: 17.563 X .875
HEAD STYLE: LARGE
NECK HEAD THICKNESS: 0.590"
DOT SPACING: WIDE
NECK SCOOP: 60
FACE DOT: MICARTA WHITE .250
SIDE DOT: MICARTA WHITE 3/32"
FRET WIRE: 6105
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.50" RADIUS
BACK SHAPE: 62 JAZZMASTER
NECK NUT WIDTH: 1.650"
NECK THICKNESS AT 1ST FRET: .820"
NECK THICKNESS AT 12TH FRET: .900"
NECK BUTT WIDTH: 2.200"
NUT BONE (GTR & J-BASS)
NUMBER OF BOLTS: 4 BOLT
NECK TEXT (30 CHAR) USE 59 JAZZMASTER DECAL
STANDARD OR CUSTOM PICKGUARD: CUSTOM
LIKE STANDARD PG SPECIAL: PGA J-MASTER 4PLYSHELL NITRO
PICKUP NECK POSITION: HW J MASTER NK FLAT MAGENT PICKUP
MID POSITION: NONE
PICKUP BRIDGE POSITION: HW J MASTER BRG FLAT MAGENT
PICKGUARD MATERIAL: CUSTOM PG J-MASTER 4 PLY TORT SHELL
SPECIAL PICKGUARD: SHAPES 62 JAZZMASTER