Dale Wilson arrived at Fender in 2003, joined the Custom Shop in 2005 and became a Master Builder in 2011. Building guitars has been a driving passion for the California native since childhood.
“Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved guitars,” he said. “I didn’t dream of being a rock star; I dreamed of building the ultimate guitar. I was equally enthralled with the guitars just as much as I was with the players.”
Wilson comes from a long line of expert woodworkers, and the requisite Custom Shop zeal for outstanding craftsmanship has long been part of his DNA. He did repair work and mods in a small guitar shop right out of high school in the late 1980s; subsequently moving on to stints at Dobro and Rickenbacker before arriving at Fender, where he worked on Guild, Gretsch and Benedetto guitars before beginning his apprenticeship with various Custom Shop Master Builders.
He enjoys calling upon his extensive and varied experience as a craftsman to create unique guitars such as the Resophonic Thinline Telecaster. Wilson also built five beautiful custom guitars for the January 2011 NAMM Show while still an apprentice, but was asked to signed the back of the headstocks and subsequently promoted to Fender Custom Shop Master Builder.
Description - Fender LTD Telecaster Custom
Masterbuilt or Teambuilt? - Masterbuilt
Builder - Dale Wilson
Aging Package - Relic
Plating - Chrome
Orientation - Right Handed
Body Wood - Light Weight Pine
Wood Type - Exotic
Color Finish - Fiesta Red
Sort for Light Weight - No
Finish - Lacquer
Body Binding - Binding .60 White Nitro x .28
Bridge Assembly - 63 Tele Relic
Neck Plate - Dale Wilson Signature Chrome
Back Plate and Tremelo Cover - White NOS
Neck Assembly - '63 Tele Closet Classic Relic
Neck Blank - AA Flame
Truss Rods - 60's
Sort for Dark Rosewood Fingerboard - Yes
Face Dot - Micarta White .250
Side Dot - Micarta White 3/32"
Fret Wire - Cut Dunlop 6105
Neck Shape - Mid 60's Oval C
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret - .790"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret - .930"
Nut - Bone
Style - 63 Tele
Neck Pickup - Handwound Twisted Tele Nickel Relic
Bridge Pickup - Handwound Broadcaster Relic
Pickguard - '63 Tele G/B/G Nitro RH
Pickup Selector Switch - 5-Way Lever Control
Volume & Tone Knobs - White Pimco NOS
Pots - 250K 10% Taper
Item #: 6678
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