Yuriy Shishkov is known the world over as one of Fenders highly revered Masterbuilders, a select group of some of the worlds most esteemed luthiers. With this high status, any guitar with his name attached generates a huge amount of interest, and rightly so! Having built guitars for players such as Nuno Bettencourt, Jimmy Page and Dimebag Darrell, it's pretty clear that Yuriy is a major player on the Masterbuilder team.
The Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Yuriy Shishkov '52 Tele NOS Nocaster Blonde is a great example of the legendary prowess of the Masterbuilders. With a full nitro lacquer NOS finish, this guitar delivers the most natural and organic tones without even being plugged in.
With a gorgeous highly figured Roasted Maple neck, this guitar not only looks knockout but delivers a luxury feel and incredible stability thanks to the roasting process. Rocking a 9.5' radius, 6105 frets and a '52 style U shape neck profile it's beautiful, comfortable and smooth. No one likes having to take the neck off a Fender to adjust the truss rod, so we spec'd this with headstock adjustment, and to further spice up the playing experience, we also added a 22nd fret to help you get that high-e note!
Classic Fender tones come from a duet of our favourite Telecaster pickups, a Twisted Tele neck pickup and a Broadcaster bridge unit. This combination gives you 100% authentic '50's Telecaster tones from the bridge pickup and thick, greasy punch from the neck. It's like having the best Tele and Strat tones all in one guitar!
The quality is so apparent from the very first glance; it's easy to see why Yuriy Shishkov holds his place amongst the world's very finest luthiers.