Fender Custom Shop announce a very special limited edition Gary Moore Stratocaster. Only 60 guitars will be built by Fender Custom Shop Master John Cruz. This replica guitar is faithfully accurate down to all the wear-marks and ageing associated with Gary’s much loved 1961 Fiesta Red Stratocaster…

Since 1987, when he first joined Fender’s production line, Custom Shop Master Builder John Cruz has dreamed of creating a reproduction of the 1961 Fiesta Red Stratocaster Moore, his favorite guitarist, favored in the ’80s, as “the ultimate tribute to the man and his fans.” When he was offered the chance to analyze Moore’s original instrument and create this peerless reproduction, he enthusiastically obliged. Cruz experimented endlessly with the notoriously variable Fiesta Red color, matching the precise shade on Moore’s guitar, and lovingly reproduced every hard-won battle scar on the guitar.

Moore’s instrument was close to “stock,” including the original-spec low-output pickups and traditional 3-way pickup switch. The only modifications were the addition of copper shielding in the cavity and jumbo frets. Cruz’ masterful replica accurately reflects these modifications—even going so far as incorporating a 10”-radius rosewood fingerboard that reflects the original after many years of hard play and multiple re-frets. The pickups are Cruz’ own “Bonetone” design, hand wound by Josefina Campos, and packed full of soulful, authentic Fender tone.

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  • Series: Artist
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder
  • Body Finish: Custom Relic® Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Flatsawn Select Maple
  • Neck Shape: Custom Oval “C”
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10″ (254 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: 6100 Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish: Custom Relic® Tinted Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Select Dark African Blackwood
  • Position Inlays: Custom “Clay” Colored Dots
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz “Bone-Tone” Strat®
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz “Bone-Tone” Strat®
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz “Bone-Tone” Strat®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck), Tone 2. (Middle)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: Custom Relic® 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Custom Relic® Vintage White
  • Color: color-matched Fiesta Red
  • Strings: NPS, .010-.049 Gauges
  • Included Accessories: Includes custom Anvil flight case with Gary Moore graphic, plus replicas of two of Moore’s preferred straps: studded leather handmade by Dru Whitefeather and White DiMarzio® ClipLock. Special certificate of authenticity and accessory kit.

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