Fender Masterbuilt John Cruz 1963 Stratocaster Aged Vintage White Relic

Questions? Call us at 1-626-507-5575, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or contact us ... We're here to help!


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).

Model1963 Stratocaster
Body WoodSort for Lightweight Alder
Finish TypeNitro
Finish ColorAged Vintage White with Yellowing
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
FingerboardSort For Dark AAA Indian Rosewood
Neck CarveMid 60's Oval C
Neck Dimensions.790-.930
Nut Width1.650 Bone Nut
InlaysMicarta White
Neck Pickup60's Relic
Middle Pickup60's Relic
Bridge PickupTexas Special
Pickguard3-Ply White
BridgeVintage Strat Nickel
Case Brown Tolex with Gold Interior