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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Telecaster Relic Ash Masterbuilt by John Cruz

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The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Telecaster Relic Ash Electric Guitar Masterbuilt by John Cruz will please any vintage Tele fan fortunate enough to strap ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A relic'd masterpiece of ash, maple, Indian rosewood and hand-wound pickups.

The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Telecaster Relic Ash Electric Guitar 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 that John of Fender Custom Shop is known for. 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. Chrome hardware, a vintage bridge, a single-ply pickguard and two hand-wound Tele pickups come together to produce a fantastic look and classic Tele tone. Includes 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 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 (Motley Crue), 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 1-piece
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
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood Dark Indian
Radius: Compound 7.25"-9.5"
Fret size: Medium Stew Mac Vintage
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: Not specified
Pickups
Configuration: SS
Neck: Handwound Twisted Tele
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Handwound '51 Nocaster
Brand: Fender Custom shop
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 4-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Relic treatment
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States

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