John Cruz Custom Guitars Premier Fifty Crossville TL Matador Red with India Ivory Strip “Banshee”

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John Cruz Custom Guitars Premier Fifty Crossville TL Matador Red with India Ivory Strip "Banshee"

Legendary luthier John Cruz has spent a lifetime handcrafting musical instruments for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, open-mic-night heroes and everyone in between. After several decades building at one of the world’s most respected custom shops, he forged his own path to rural Tennessee and is finally able to build guitars 100 percent his way – with zero corners cut, zero permissions asked and zero apologies.

John’s initial offering is the exquisite Crossville TL, limited to 25 instruments worldwide. This nitrocellulose lacquer-finished masterpiece features a medium-weight alder body, hand-rubbed oil-finished quartersawn maple neck with maple cap fretboard, John Cruz Custom Designed pickups, Gotoh bridge and tuners, and every tiny nuance a player would expect John to build into his company’s first instruments.

“Simplicity and beauty mean a lot to me when it comes to building electric guitars. Vintage guitars are great, but require subtle—and sometimes, not so subtle—upgrades and modifications to further inspire players to create the music they were born to make. These guitars means so much to me as they’ve been decades in the making. I’m certain you’ll see, hear and feel the love I put into these guitars when you play one.” – John Cruz

ModelJohn Cruz Custom Guitars Premier Fifty Crossville TL
BuilderJohn Cruz Custom Guitars
Body TypeSolid Body
Body WoodAlder
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish ColorMatador Red with India Ivory Strip
Aging“Whole Lotta Love” aged finishes (medium wear)
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
Neck CarveLarge “C”-Shape
Scale Length25.5” (647.7 mm)
Neck Radius12''
Frets21, 6100 Jumbo without Tangs
Nut Width1.650 (41.9 mm)
Nut MaterialGraph Tech
Neck FinishHand-Rubbed Oil Finish
Neck PickupJohn Cruz Custom Designed
Middle PickupJohn Cruz Custom Designed
Bridge PickupJohn Cruz Custom Designed
BridgeGotoh Ti-TC1S with Titanium Compensated Saddles
TunersGotoh Staggered SD91 Tuners
ControlsVolume, Tone, 3-Way Blade Switch
Case Custom Plush G&G Hard-Shell Case
Weight7.65 Pounds (7 lbs 11 oz)