Dick Dale is alive and kickin’. I actually saw him at the NAMM show and took a picture with him. He seems to be in good health and great spirits. He told me he is getting ready to tour in the spring so be on the lookout for him.
Fender has just released the new Dick Dale Signature Malibu SCE guitar and it was designed by the man himself. It is finished in a high-gloss “Surfin’ Red” and fhas dual matching (Everly?) pickguards.
Other features include 3” body depth for comfort and to reduce feedback, a Fishman pickup with built-in tuner, reverse headstock, all mahogany body (including top), bound rosewood fingerboard and bone nut & saddle.
Sounds like Dick Dale is here to stay and I hope to catch him if he plays close enough. I saw him 2 years ago and he kicked major azz……..!!!