Fender Custom Shop MVP Series 1960 Stratocaster HSS Heavy Relic Masterbuilt John Cruz - Black
Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster HSS Relic
Master Vintage Player Series
John Cruz Masterbuilt!!!
Humbucker / Single / Single pickups!
MVP Series Strats and Teles are the Ultimate Relic & NOS guitars
The Vintage Fender Strat- REDEFINED! This 60 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 wait time for new John Cruz Masterbuilt guitars is over 2 years right now and there is a $2400 upcharge just to place an order! If you have been looking for a John Cruz Strat, don't miss this fantastic opportunity.
This particular guitar is built to modified early 60s Strat specs and has a very special hand-dirstressed, Heavy Relic finish package to replicate decades of road worn wear and tear! The HSS pickup configuration offers incredible tonal versatility. Another nifty feature is the push button switch hidden discretely in the center of the volume knob. When activated this splits the Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker in the bridge position. We chose this pickup specifically because of the way it balances with the other pickups when split, providing a very natural 3 single coil setup as well as it's honky, rocking mid-range bite and sweet harmonic overtones in humbucking mode. 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 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 an ultra-comfy, Custom Mid 60's C neck profile. At .850" - .950" it's a handful, but not obnoxious. Perfectly shaped to fit in 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 of the Fender Custom Shop John Cruz Masterbuilt 1960's Stratocaster Heavy Relic
- Lightweight 2pc Alder body
- Quartersawn Maple neck
- Dark Rosewood fingerboard
- Custom Mid 60's C neck profile (.850" - .950")
- 1&11/16'' nut
- 9.5'' radius
- 6105 frets
- Truss rod adjustment at the headstock
- Custom Shop 69 pickup (neck)
- Custom Shop Fat 50's pickup *RWRP (middle)
- Seymour Duncan JB humbucker (bridge)
- 5-way Switch
- Master Volume control
- Tone control (neck / middle)
- Tone control (bridge)
- Push Button Switch in Volume control for coil split of bridge humbucker
- Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
- Blonde Hardshell case with Ceriticate of Authenticity and Accessory package
- Cruz Tools tookit
- Part Number 9211001045
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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