Fender Custom Shop John Cruz Masterbuilt 1963 Stratocaster Heavy Relic AAA Rosewood Fingerboard Black / 3 Tone Sunburst

  • Fender Serial#: JC3695
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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 1963 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 1963 Stratocaster Heavy Relic AAA Rosewood Fingerboard 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 1963 Stratocaster Heavy Relic
BuilderFender Custom Shop
Year2019
Body TypeSolid
Body WoodSort for Lightweight Alder
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish ColorBlack over 3 Tone Sunburst
AgingHeavy Relic
Back FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Wood5/4 Quartersawn Maple
FingerboardAAA Rosewood 9mm
Neck Carve60 Style Oval “C”
Scale Length25.5''
Neck Dimensions.790 1st - .930 12th
Neck Radius9.5"
Frets21 Sanko 6105
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
InlaysDots
Side DotsDots
Neck PickupCustom Shop '60s Single-Coil
Middle PickupCustom Shop '60s Single-Coil RWRP
Bridge PickupCustom Shop '60s Single-Coil
Pickguard3-Ply White
HardwareNickel / Chrome
Bridge6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
TunersVintage Style
Controls1 Volume, 2 Tone and 5-Way Blade Switch
Case Fender Hardshell Case Brown
Weight7.50 Pounds (7 lbs 8 pz)