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Fender Custom Shop 1959 Esquire Custom Relic Masterbuilt by John Cruz
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The Fender Custom Shop 1959 Esquire Custom Relic Masterbuilt by John Cruz will please any vintage Tele fan fortunate enough to strap it on. Close ins...Click To Read More About This Product
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A relic'd masterpiece of alder, maple, Indian rosewood and a hand-wound pickup.
The Fender Custom Shop 1959 Esquire Custom 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 that John of Fender Custom Shop is known for. It's available in a vintage combination of Esquire specs. It has an alder body with a maple neck sporting a "U" back shape. The fingerboard is Dark Indian rosewood with 21 vintage frets and a compound radius. Chrome hardware, a vintage Tele bridge, a single-ply pickguard and one hand-wound 1963 Tele pickup come together to produce a fantastic look and classic Esquire tone. Includes hardshell case.
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).
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder 1-piece
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: 1954 U
Neck wood: Maple
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Material: Rosewood Dark Indian
Radius: Compound 7.25"-9.5"
Fret size: Medium Stew Mac Vintage
Number of frets: 21
Nut width: Not specified
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: 1963 Tele
Brand: Fender Custom shop
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way, position one/wide open, position two/volume and tone controls, position three/high-cut tone filter
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
Tailpiece: String thru body
Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Relic treatment
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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