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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Gold Hardware Masterbuilt by John Cruz Candy Apple Red

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The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Gold Hardware Masterbuilt by John Cruz will thrill any Strat fan fortunate enough to strap it on. Close inspection reveals the remarkable workmanship and... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Gold Hardware Masterbuilt by John Cruz will thrill any Strat fan fortunate enough to strap it on. Close inspection reveals the remarkable workmanship and relic treatment for which John of Fender Custom Shop is known. It's available in a vintage combination of Strat specs. It has an alder body with a maple neck sporting a "U" back shape. The maple fingerboard has 21 vintage frets and a compound radius. Gold hardware, a vintage Strat bridge, a 56-style pickguard and three hand-wound '50s Strat pickups come together to produce a fantastic look and classic Strat tone. Includes hardshell case.

John Cruz
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 OneĀ 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 Shops 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 (Motley Crue), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Bono (U2), Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses), Ike Turner and Brad Whitford (Aerosmith).

Features
  • Relic treatment
  • Hand-selected alder body
  • 54 Maple neck with "U" back shape
  • Custom compound radius
  • Maple fingerboard
  • Vintage Strat relic bridge
  • Fender logo tuners
  • Handwound '50s Strat pickups
  • 56 Strat pickguard shape
  • Gold hardware
  • Includes case
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Fender Custom Shop1957 Stratocaster Relic Gold Hardware Masterbuilt by John Cruz
 
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2.0

the worst sound ever

By john great

from San Jose, CA

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    • Flat Sound
    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

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