This Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 63 Stratocaster Relic by Greg Fessler in Daphne Blue is a phenomenal guitar! From its heavily worn body, AAA Rosewood Fingerboard, and Handwound pickups, every detail has been combed over with the attention of a true Master.
A little background about this guitar. It is based on a John Cruz Master Design Strat from a couple of years ago. We decided to have a couple of other builders remake it as we absolutely loved the model! So this guitar has specs that are based on that one, including the much loved and sought after John Cruz LTD Pickups that are hand-wound. A beautiful sounding, low output set that works with Pedals like no other Fender Pickups! Truly fantastic tones come from all 5 positions. These pickups THAT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE will be impossible to get moving forward. We were not expecting to see them after Mr. Cruz's termination so we feel blessed to have a few of these Fessler's show up with the JC LTD Strat pickups.
The neck is made from a quarter sawn piece of maple and then topped with an AAA-rated piece of Rosewood that sports a 12" Radius. The neck profile is a Large C that measures in at .875" at the 1st fret and .950" at the 12th. Other notables include 25.5" scale, 6100 frets, 1.650" Nut Width, and a Bone Nut. This wonderfully playing neck has some nice heft to it for a 60s C Shape. The back of the neck is stripped of lacquer for an easy, fast, smooth, and dry feel while the fretboard edges are perfectly rolled for a broken-in feel.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since its formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instruments in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses, or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for maybe!