Fender Custom Shop MVP Series 1956 Stratocaster NOS Masterbuilt John Cruz - Black
Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster New Old Stock
Master Vintage Player - MVP Series!
Eric Clapton "Blackie" styling!
Lightweight! Only 7lbs even!
John Cruz Masterbuilt Strats and Teles are the Ultimate Relic & NOS guitars
This incredible John Cruz Masterbuilt MVP Series 56 Strat sounds fantastic! Like all our Fender Custom Shop MVP's it is also a joy to play! One of the absolute greatest feeling necks on the planet.
The Vintage Fender Strat- REDEFINED! This 56 Stratocaster NOS 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 their 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 50s Strat specs and has a very special, New Old Stock (NOS) finish package to provide the ultimate tone and feel! Thin, hard, nitrocellulose lacquer on the body is buffed out to a high gloss for an elegant look, along wiith a gunstock oil finish on the back of the neck for the natural feel of bare wood.
Another nifty feature is the S-1 switch hidden discretely in the center of the volume knob. When activated this puts the neck / bridge pickup combination at your fingertips for all those Jimmy Page / Ritchie Blackmore type tones. Even a bit of Tele flavor. Of course all the classic Stratocaster sounds you know and love are still there too. Right where they should be.
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 a 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.
These guitars also have a custom Soft "V" neck profile. At .860" - .960" it's a handful, but not obnoxious. Perfectly shaped with rolled edges to fit comfortably into any size hands.
I tried to think of everything. But if there are any specs you would like to see different or in addition to what we have here, as usual, we are always happy to special order the Custom Shop Fender electric guitar of your dreams. (There is a custom quote guide and more details below)
Features and Specs of this Fender Custom Shop John Cruz Masterbuilt 1956 Stratocaster NOS:
- Lightweight Ash body, 2pc w/Offset seam
- Quartersawn Maple neck
- Custom 10/56 Soft V neck profile (.860" - .960")
- 1&11/16'' nut
- 9.5'' radius
- 6105 frets
- Truss rod adjustment at the headstock
- Vintage Staggered Tuners (no string tree required)
- John Cruz Ltd. Master Design 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
- High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish (body)
- Silky smooth Gunstock Oil finish (neck)
- Center Pocket Tweed Hardshell case with Ceriticate of Authenticity and Accessory package
- Cruz Tools toolkit
- Part Number 9213000370
- 7.0 lbs even
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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