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Fender CS Master Design John Cruz 2TB '63 Relic Strat - Used  From Fender

A '63 Relic spec'ed by John Cruz himself!


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Condition: Used, Excellent

*Includes COA and case candy*

Weight: 7.7 lbs.

This Fender Custom Shop master designed by John Cruz speaks to the vintage Pre-CBS era Strats, but with a much cheaper price tag! The John Cruz pickups sound absolutely incredible, and the bridge pickup has a little bit more beefiness to it to not sound like a thinner sounding bridge pickup like most are used to. The Large C neck feels incredible and worn like a vintage strat would be. If you're looking for a killer vintage-style strat with top-notch Fender Custom Shop craftsmanship, look no further!

Fender CS Master Design John Cruz 2TB '63 Relic Strat - Used, Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar expert Eddie Berman test out a used Fender CS Master Design John Cruz 2TB '63 Relic Strat, with a Suhr Badger 18 Amp Head, a Suhr Badger 1X12 Vintage 30 Cabinet, a Strymon Brigadier dBucket Delay Effect Pedal, and an Xact Tone Solutions Precision Multi-Drive Guitar Pedal.

Manufacturer's Description from Fender

Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been a "dream factory," producing guitars that are to playing what Ferraris are to driving. The skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, Calif., Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that range from the fine to the fantastic. Whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best.

Fender Custom Shop instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest players-names like Clapton, Beck, Burton, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend and Vaughan, to name just a few. One could be yours.


About Manufacturer

With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues and many others. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world’s most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, in the process making the company not only a revered music industry name, but also a cultural icon. It is our vision to continue championing THE SPIRIT OF ROCK-N-ROLL® throughout the world and our mission to exceed the expectations of music enthusiasts worldwide.



Serial Number: CZ523250

Model Name: Master Design 1963 Relic® Stratocaster®, Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

Series: Master Design

Color: 2-Color Sunburst


Body Material:Lightweight Alder with Off-Center SeamBody Finish:Nitrocellulose LacquerBody Shape:Stratocaster®


Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple

Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape: Large "C"

Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)

Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: Jumbo

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays: White Dot

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with "Master Design" Engraving


Bridge Pickup: Master Design Single-Coil Strat

Middle Pickup: Master Design Single-Coil Strat

Neck Pickup: Master Design Single-Coil Strat

Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Pickup Configuration: SSS


Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Brass Block

Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome

Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo

Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green


Included Accessories: Case, Cable, Strap, CruzTools® Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity