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Seen through a magnifying glass, Malibu resident Fred Walecki files down a new fret on a guitar. Photos by Chris Bashaw/22nd Century Media
Chris Bashaw, Assistant Editor
5:45 pm PDT March 13, 2015

When people ask Malibu resident Fred Walecki if he’s a luthier, he likes to tell them flatly that he’s been thinking about becoming a Presbyterian.
He’ll let the joke rest for a second or two, which is more or less the amount of time it takes for a bright, wide smile to betray his deadpan humor.