Used Fender Custom Shop MVP Series 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Masterbuilt John Cruz, Used
Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic
Master Vintage Player - MVP Series
John Cruz Masterbuilt!!!
Lightweight! Only 6.8lbs!
Used - Just back in on trade!
Just back on trade! This is a 2013 guitar that was original sold to one of our regular customers. He only owned it for a few months before realizing he just wasn't a Strat guy. What does that mean for you? An awesome guitar at a killer price! Original condition with case, case candy, certificates, etc... It's an awesome guitar! Like all our used / vintage gear it has been tested for functionality and priced to move. Sold as-is. What you see is what you get.
The Vintage Fender Strat- REDEFINED! This 56 Stratocaster Super Relic is part of the Master Vintage Players Series (MVP) Limited Edition run, Masterbuilt by John Cruz, exclusively for Make'n Music in the Fender Custom Shop!!! These special instruments are custom designed to offer the Ultimate in Tone, Playability and Feel. Each guitar is hand-made to our specs in order to give the vibe and look of an actual vintage instrument, but with all the conveniences of a true modern player's piece.
John Cruz Master Built electric guitars are coveted for the incredible tone, playability and realistic vintage appearance. The Fender Custom Shop won't even accept orders for new John Cruz Masterbuilt guitars at this time, and the wait for existing orders is 36 months! If you have been looking for a John Cruz Strat, don't miss this fantastic opportunity.
This particular guitar is built to modified early 56 Strat specs and has a very special hand-dirstressed, Heavy Relic finish package to replicate decades of road worn wear and tear! Another nifty feature is the S-1 switch hidden discretely in the center of the volume knob. When activated this will give you the neck / bridge pickup combination at your fingertips for all those Jimmy Page / Ritchie Blackmore type tones. Even a bit of Tele tone flavor. Of course all the classic Stratocaster tones you know and love are still there too. Right where they should be. A set of Custom John Cruz Spec / JC Ltd. pickups provide plenty of spank, twang and sparkle wiith just enough extra beef to keep things sounding meaty.
The Fender Custom Shop Master Vintage Player Series Strats and Teles may look and feel like actual vintage guitars, but they play like a dream. Easier chording, faster leads and no fretting out when you go for the big bends thanks to the 1&11/16" nut width, flatter 9.5" fingerboard radius and 6105 fret wire. Adjustments are a breeze too! The Truss Rod is accessible from the headstock, so you no longer have to remove the neck for a tweak.
I feel like I'm hosting an infomercial here- But Wait! There's more!!! It's all true though. These are great guitars. You can't make this up! ... Did I mention these guitars also have the ultra-comfy, Custom 10/56 Soft "V" neck profile carved from a solid piece of quarter-sawn Maple for the ultmost in stability and tone.
Features and Specs of this Fender Custom Shop John Cruz Masterbuilt 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic:
- Lightweight Ash body, 2pc w/Offset seam
- Quartersawn Maple neck
- 10/56 ''V'' profile (.860" - .960")
- 1&11/16'' nut
- 9.5'' radius
- 6105 frets
- Truss rod adjustment at the headstock
- Custom Shop John Cruz Spec / JC Ltd. pickups
- 5-way Switch
- Master Volume control
- Tone control (neck / middle)
- Tone control (bridge)
- S-1 Switch in Volume control for Neck / Bridge pickup combination
- Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
- Tweed Hardshell case with Ceriticate of Authenticity and Accessory package
- Cruz Tools toolkit
- Part Number 9211000520
- 6.8 lbs!
YOU WILL NOT FIND a better playing, better sounding, better feeling Fender Custom Shop guitar anywhere!
Additional Master Vintage Player Series Models Available:
1950's, 1960's, 1969 & 1973 style Stratocasters
1950's & 1960's style Telecasters
Other Colors | NOS & HEAVY RELIC finish packages
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