I have a chance to visit the US recently at 2012 Namm Show. After 3 days of walking in the huge show. On the next Monday, I and the group went on the visit Fender Factory for a tour in Corona. Luckily I went with Thailand Distributor for Fender Company so had a special treated with meeting and speaking with all Master Builders
With Jason Smith, he is known for a great relic style builder as I was told that he studied closely to a lot of vintage fenders.
With Paul Waller, he recently built a guitar Fender-Gretch-Telecaster for Bono of U2, I have also seen the Brick Telecaster in person, pure beauty !!
With Dale Wilson, a newest master builder, he did great job on Paisley Telecaster for 2012 Namm, Pink but has golden edge. Real nice one !!
With John Cruz, for Thai Fender Fans, he is the most famous for his work on SRV, The Black One and so on.
With Dennis Galuzka, a funny and so friendly guy to talk with and my favorite master builder, he did great job on my own Paisley Telecaster.
With Yuriy Shishkov, he is an inspiring builder, very neat and accurate on his work. His inlay works are absolutely awesome !!
With Stephen Stern, a master of Gretch Guitars. Saw his guitar in my hand? Absolutely beautiful !!!! I gotta get one !!!!
Also had a pleasure to meet Abbigail Ybbarra, a legendary pickups builder. She is nice lady, very very sweet !!
With Josephina and Abby, Josephina will be Abby's successor when she actually retires.
That would be all pictures I'd to share with you guys. I love every minute I spent in the US. Great experience !!!