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From simple wooden toys to $1,000,000 guitars!


Senior master builder Yuriy Shishkov Fender Custom Shop and Gary Davies author of Anniversary Stratocaster Stories pictured in Yuriy's work area before the Custom Shop makeover

I've just written the chapter on Fender senior master builder Yuriy Shishkov, and I can't stop reading it. From carving simple wooden toys out of broken fences as a young boy in Russia, to building the most exotic electric guitars on the planet at the Dream Factory; this guy's story is as captivating as the instruments he builds! There are just a few more draft chapters to go, and then I can get stuck into the photos! Thank you kindly all you past and present Fender folks out there. PS The target date for publication is still October 2018. :-)

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