2007 Fender Andy Summers Tribute Tele
2007 Fender Andy Summers Tribute Tele, Dennis Galuszka & John Cruz.
**PLEASE NOTE, WE CURRENTLY HAVE TWO OF THESE GUITARS**
The first of these is built by Master Builder Dennis Galiszka. Dennis built the prototype for Andy Summers to take on the road, our guitar is SN GF643/250.
The Second guitar was built by Master Builder John Cruz. SN IS JC807/250
Andy Summers Tribute Tele
Fender couldn’t be more proud and excited to unveil a very special 250-instrument Limited Edition run of the Fender Custom Shop Andy Summers Tribute Telecaster It’s a note-perfect replica of the 1961 Tele that Summers used to help propel the Police to untold heights of pop superstardom.
Featuring the very powerful humbucking neck pickup and single coil bridge pickup mounted in the body rather than in the broken brass bridge plate; a control plate-mounted mini-toggle phase switch; body-mounted preamp on/off mini-toggle switch with original design pre-amp, the rear-mounted overdrive unit controlled by a third knob below the two traditional Telecaster volume and tone controls; “soft” brass bridge pieces and Schaller tuners.
The prototype, built by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Dennis Galuszka over the course of a year, is currently in use with Andy now. The guitar features the same “eccentric” modifications that the original had when Summers first bought it, most of which were unchanged throughout the Police years.
Summers played number one of the 250 replicas when the Police reunited on Feb. 11, 2007, to open the 49th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Summers also played the replica during the momentous 2007 30th anniversary worldwide Police reunion tour,
Hit after hit was recorded and performed on the original – “Roxanne,” “So Lonely,” “Walking On the Moon,” the breathtaking “Message In a Bottle,” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” “Synchronicity II” and “King of Pain.” Every nick, scratch, dent and wear mark on Andy’s guitar has been painstakingly recreated on this amazing tribute Telecaster
- Lightweight Ash
- Thin nitrocellulose lacquer
- Heavy relic finish matching Andy’s wear marks
- White binding on top and back
- Quarter-sawn maple
- Finish removed from back
- ’65 “C” shape
- Round lam rosewood fretboard
- 9.5″ radius, 21 frets 6105
- Black Dot position inlays with Wide Dot spacing
Bridge: Strings-Thru-Body 6-Saddle Brass Bridge with Crack in the Pickup Mounting Hole
Pickguard: 3-ply mint green
Pickups and Other Details
- 5-way switch
- Custom Shop 1969 pickups
- Humbucking neck pickup
- Bridge pickup mounted in the body
- Control plate-mounted mini-toggle phase switch
- Body-mounted preamp On/off mini-toggle switch
- Top Hat switch tip
- Rear-mounted overdrive unit
- Volume and tone controls
- “Soft” brass bridge pieces
- Schaller® tuners
- Rectangular jack plate
- Custom Shop limited edition decal
Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case (Orange Interior), Strap, Cable, Limited Edition Certificate, Signed Copy of Andy’s Book One Train Later , DVD Interview with Andy, Message In A Box CD Box
Please see the Fender website at http://www.fender.com/features/summers/