Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster 1544520140 John Cruz
Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster® 1544520140 Known for his fierce, take-no-prisoners virtuosic guitar playing that encompassed every style from jazz-fusion and progressive rock to heavy metal and blues, Irish guitarist Gary Moore set the world afire every time he took the stage or entered a studio. 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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Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster® Model Number: 1544520140 Series: Artist Color: Color Matched Fiesta Red Body Body Body Shape: Stratocaster® Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder Body Finish: Custom Relic® Lacquer Neck Neck 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 Electronics Electronics Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat® Bridge Pickup Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat® Middle Pickup Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat® Neck Pickup 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 Hardware Hardware 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 Miscellaneous Miscellaneous 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.