Fender Bigsby Telecaster NOS Black Sparkle John Cruz Masterbuilt - SoldSerial #: 6956

Slingin' Price $8,400.00

John Cruz came to Fender in 1987, joined the Custom Shop in 1993 and became a Master Builder in 2003. Custom guitars are his passion, and he is the man behind several famous Custom Shop instruments, including the replica of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s famous “Number One” Stratocaster® guitar.

Cruz also built the limited-run Moto guitar and amp sets, worked on the ’49 Woody amp project and developed all production processes for the Rory Gallagher and Muddy Waters tribute guitars. Further, his meticulous work was essential to all aspects of the initial Custom Shop Relic guitars and basses, and he initiated the Custom Shop’s quality assurance program.

Guitar Specifications:

Masterbuilt or Teambuilt?  - Masterbuilt

Builder - JOHN CRUZ

Finish Package - NOS

Plating - Chrome

Orientation - Right Handed

Weight - 8.0 lbs


Body Wood - Mahogany

Body Construction - 1 Piece, Chambered Body

Color Finish - Black Sparkle Burst with Matching Headstock

Sort for Light Weight - No Sort

Finish - Lacquer


Hardware Color - Black

Bridge Assembly - Custom Assembly, BIGSBY B5 Bridge

Tuner Keys - NOS

Neck Plate - NOS


Neck Assembly - Custom Neck, Flamed Maple

Fingerboard - Rosewood with Fender CS logo at 12th Fret

Neck Blank - Flame AAA

Face Dot - None

Side Dot - Micarta White 3/32

Fret Wire - Cut Dunlop "6100" JMB

Inlay: Fender Custom Shop logo at 12th fret

Fingerboard Radius - 9.5"  Radius

Neck Shape - Modern 60's Oval "C" Shape

Neck Thickness at 1st Fret - .790"

Neck Thickness at 12th Fret - .930"

Nut - 4 Bolt


Style - Custom

Neck Pickup - Abby Handwound Twisted Tele Pickup

Bridge Pickup - Duncan BG1400 Bridge

Pickguard - 51 Nocaster NOS

Pickup Selector Switch - 3-way Lever

Volume & Tone Knobs - Curled Volume & Tone

Pots - 250K 10% Taper


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