A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE

The Past and Present Members of the Fender Family

Every author has a story to tell and every story deserves to be told. Early on during the the research process, this book developed from an idea for a basic Anniversary Strat guide, to a comprehensive instrument record and story book. Around 70 different US-built anniversary model Stratocaster guitars have have been identified and many of the past and present Fender employees who worked on them have been interviewed in detail. Here are just some of the past and present Fender-related folks I have met and interviewed so far. A lot more interviews are planned over the coming months. For more information about the author visit www.garydavies.com

Roll over the photos for a description. - Gary Davies

Greg Fessler

This photo of Greg Fessler was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Yuriy Shishkov

This photo of Yuriy Shishkov and me was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Todd Krause

This photo of Todd Krause was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Michael Stevens guitar builder cowboy and co-Founder of the Fender Custom Shop

Michael Stevens co-Founder of the Fender Custom Shop cowboy and guitar builder with his Custom Shop 30th Anniversary Founders Design Esquire. Photo by Henry Diltz courtesy of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

John Page

John Page with his Founders Design 30th Anniversary Double f-Hole Esquire. Photo by Henry Diltz, courtesy of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

John Cruz

This photo of John Cruz and me was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Dale Wilson

This photo of Dale Wilson was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Josefina Campos

This photo of Josefina Campos and me was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Dennis Galuszka

This photo of Dennis Galuszka was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Paul Waller and Scott Buehl

This photo of Paul Waller and Scott Buehl was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Jason Smith and George Blanda

This photo of Jason Smith, me and George Blanda was taken at the Fender Custom Shop in August 2016

Stephen Stern

This photo of Stephen Stern was taken at the Gretsch Custom Shop in August 2016

Gene Baker

I caught up with Gene Baker in August 2016

Art Esparza

I caught up with Art Esparza in August 2016

Ralph Esposito

I caught up with Ralph Esposito in August 2016 (L-R My wife - Ralph - Me)

Mark Kendrick and Scott Grant

I caught up with Mark Kendrick and Scott Grant in August 2016 (L-R Mark Kendrick, Scott Grant and me)

Fred Stuart

I caught up with Fred Stuart in August 2016

Todd Krause, me and Fred Stuart

I caught up with Todd Krause and Fred Stuart in August 2016

Pamelina H

I caught up with Pamelina H in August 2016

Gary Davies with Ray Minhinnett

Ray Minhinnett guitarist film-maker and co-author of The Story of the Fender Stratocaster: Curves, Contours & Body Horns

Chris Fleming past Senior Master Builder Fender Custom Shop

Chris Fleming Fender Build Standards Director, Fender Musical Instrument Corporation