Fender John Cruz Masterbuilt 1961 Stratocaster Relic Fiesta RedSerial #: JC2487

Slingin' Price $7,199.00

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.

Cruz has built fantastic guitars for players such as Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake), Dave Amato and Bruce Hall (REO Speedwagon), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Bono (U2), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Ike Turner and Brad Whitford (Aerosmith).


Model1961 Relic Stratocaster
BuilderJohn Cruz
Body TypeSolid Body
Body WoodAlder
Finish TypeLacquer
Finish ColorFiesta Red
Aging"Medium" Relic
Neck WoodMaple
FingerboardSort For Dark Indian Rosewood
Neck CarveMid 60's Oval C
Neck Dimensions.860-.960
Neck Radius9.50
Frets21 6105 Fretwire
Width at Nut1.650
InlaysMicarta White
Side DotsMicarta White
Pickguard3-Ply Mint
Bridge PickupCruz Wound 60's
Middle PickupCruz Wound 60's
Neck PickupCruz Wound 60's
BridgeVintage Strat Nickel
TunersVintage Style Nickel
CaseBrown Tolex with Gold Interior
Weight7.6 Pounds
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