Deniz Tek is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His career in music, grounded in late-'60s Detroit rock, extends through several decades and across continents. He is best known as a founding member of the influential Australian independent rock band Radio Birdman.
Besides Radio Birdman, Deniz has performed in many solo and group projects and bands, including guest appearances with Iggy and the Stooges, Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, and touring with the MC5.
In 2007, Deniz, along with Radio Birdman, was inducted into the Australian Music Hall of Fame. In 2013, he was ranked number seven in the 100 all-time greatest guitar players of Australia, by Australian Guitar Magazine.
Deniz’s current release, CD and LP “Lost For Words”, is out September 1st, 2018 on Career Records. The next album is in production now.
Deniz Tek, between Radio Birdman and his live solo band, continues to tour extensively in the USA, Europe, Australia and most recently, China.
What They Play
- Neck Material:Maple
- Fingerboard Radius:12"
- Neck Profile:Traditional Even "C"
- Nut:Bone 1 3/4"
- 1st Fret String Height:.022"
- 12th Fret String Height:Bass .078" & Treble .062"
- Fretwire:22 Medium Jumbo Jescar 47104
- Scale Length:24.75"
- Body Style:16" Thinline
- Body Dimensions:16" x 1 3/4"
- Body Top:Maple Laminate
- Body Back/Sides:Maple Laminate
- Truss Rod:Single Acting
- Binding:Body and Neck
- Binding Material:Ivoroid
- Logo:Pearl Headstock
- Inlay:Pearl Dots
- Hardware Color:Nickel
- Pickguard:Black Plastic with Ivoroid Binding
- Tailpiece:Gotoh stop tailpiece
- Tuners:Pingwell RM1239-N
- Knobs:Amber Speed Knobs
- Neck Pickup:Kent Armstrong HPAN-1N
- Bridge Pickup:Kent Armstrong HPAN-1B
- Pickup Height:3/32" bass side, 3/32" treble side
- Pickup Frame:Black Plastic
- 3 Way Switch:Switchcraft
- Switch Tip:Amber Switchcraft
- Potentiometers:500K AudioTaper
- Output Jack:Switchcraft
- Strings:D’Addario NYXL .010 - .046
- Case:Hardshell Case