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Fender Custom Shop 1955 Telecaster Relic Masterbuilt by John Cruz

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The Fender Custom Shop 1955 Telecaster Relic Masterbuilt by John Cruz will please any vintage tele fan fortunate enough to strap it on. Close inspect...Click To Read More About This Product

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An authentic replica that feels and plays like a vintage instrument.

The Fender Custom Shop 1955 Telecaster Relic Masterbuilt by John Cruz will please any vintage tele 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 tele specs. It has an ash body with a maple neck sporting a "U" back shape. The fingerboard is maple with 21 vintage frets and a compound radius radius. Chrome hardware, a 51 Nocaster bridge, a 52-style pickguard and two hand-wound tele pickups come together to produce a fantastic look and classic Tele 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 Vaughans famous œNumber One 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 (M¶tley Cr¼e), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Bono (U2), Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses), Ike Turner and Brad Whitford (Aerosmith).

FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Ash
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: 1954 U
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 10"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SS
Neck: Handwound Tele
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Handwound Tele
Brand: Fender Custom shop
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
Tailpiece: String thru body
Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Relic treatment
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Cable, strap, certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: United States

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