Fender Custom Shop John Cruz Masterbuilt 1961 Stratocaster Heavy Relic AAA Rosewood Slab Board Black / 3 Tone Sunburst

  • Fender Serial#: JC3617
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  • Description and Features
  • 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...
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  • Model: Fender Custom Shop MBJC 1961 Stratocaster Heavy Relic
  • Body Wood: Sort for Lightweight Alder
  • Finish Color: Black over 3 Tone Sunburst
  • Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood 9mm
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  • NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Fender Custom Shop John Cruz Masterbuilt 1961 Stratocaster Heavy Relic AAA Rosewood Slab Board Black / 3 Tone Sunburst

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).

FEATURES
ModelFender Custom Shop MBJC 1961 Stratocaster Heavy Relic
BuilderFender Custom Shop - John Cruz
Year2019
Body TypeSolid Body
Body WoodSort for Lightweight Alder
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish ColorBlack over 3 Tone Sunburst
AgingHeavy Relic
Neck Wood5/4 Quartersawn Maple
FingerboardAAA Rosewood 9mm
Neck Carve60 Style Oval “C”
Scale Length25.5''
Neck Dimensions.790''-.930''
Neck Radius9.5" (241 mm)
Frets21 - Sanko 6105
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck FinishDirty Neck
Neck PickupCustom Shop 1960 Strat Single-Coil Relic
Middle PickupCustom Shop 1960 Strat Single-Coil Relic
Bridge PickupCustom Shop 1960 Strat Single-Coil Relic
Pickguard3-Ply Mint
HardwareNickel/ Chrome
Bridge6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
TunersVintage-Style
Controls1 Volume, 2 Tone and 5-Way Switch
Case Fender Deluxe Tolex with Yellow Interior
Weight7.55 Pounds (7lbs 9oz)