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2006 Fender Custom Shop '62 Stratocaster Relic John Cruz Masterbuilt LTD #50443

Availability: In stock



WORKING CONDITION: Excellent - Compared to our other John Cruz Masterbuilt guitars on hand right now, this guitar has a decidedly more "mellow" tone acoustically, it might be because of its weight or rosewood neck but it is delightfully warm sounding in comparison. All of the electronics and controls are working properly. This guitar is a dream to play, the action and notes are fast and clean throughout the neck. In all, everything is fully functional and in excellent working condition. 

 Excellent - The guitar was purchased new and kept as part of a collection of high-end John Cruz Masterbuilt guitars and played minimally. There are some light strum marks on the pickguard but otherwise appears "new". Considering it is a heavy relic guitar who can tell anyway?  The frets and all hardware are in new condition and the master relic job has an exceptional warm look and feel. 


BRAND: Fender 

MODEL: Stratocaster Custom Shop 

FUNCTION: Electric Guitar 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a 2006 Fender Custom Shop '62 Stratocaster Relic John Cruz Masterbuilt Limited Edition 

In 1962, the Stratocaster reached a significant milestone, commemorated today with a special release called the 1962 Stratocaster Relic LTD. This extraordinary guitar, expertly crafted by John Cruz of the Fender Custom Shop, is a limited edition masterpiece of only 100 units worldwide. Embracing the essence of its era, the 1962 Stratocaster Relic Limited Edition showcases the exquisite beauty of Sonic Blue.

Every detail of this instrument has been meticulously reproduced using original tooling, capturing the authentic spirit of the past. The aged appearance, painstakingly created through meticulous relic-ing, reflects the natural wear and tear accumulated over the years: nicks, scratches, a worn finish, rusty hardware, and aged plastic components.

Crafted from select alder, the body boasts a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, radiating a classic charm. A three-ply aged mint-green pickguard adorns the guitar, adding to its vintage allure. The early '60s C-shaped maple neck, also treated with nitrocellulose lacquer, features a round laminated rosewood fingerboard with a comfortable 9.5" radius. Adorned with 21 medium-jumbo frets and a bone nut, the neck offers a truly remarkable playing experience.

Additional features of this extraordinary instrument include white dot position inlays with wide spacing, nickel/chrome hardware, Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuning machines, and an American Vintage synchronized tremolo system.

Allow yourself to be captivated by the distinctive qualities of the 1962 Stratocaster Relic Limited Edition. A model of excellence, this guitar stands as a testament to Fender's dedication to craftsmanship and the spirit of musical history.


  • Serial #JC455 
  • Color: Sonic Blue 
  • Body: Alder Body
  • Weight: 7.95lbs
  • Neck: Maple Plain Grain
  • Neck Shape: 65 strat Thick “C”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Micarta White
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” radius
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickguard: 60 strat relic
  • Tuners: Strat vintage relic
  • Bridge: Strat vintage relic
  • Pickups: neck/mid/bridge Limited Edition John Cruz Masterbuilt Single-Coil Strat Pickups
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade and 2-Position Push/Push S-1™:
S-1 Switch Up:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Parallel
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup in Parallel
Position 5. Neck Pickup
S-1 Switch Down:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 2. Bridge Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 3. Bridge/Middle/Neck Pickups with Neck and Bridge Pickups in Parallel and in Series with Middle pickup
Position 4. Neck Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup


  • Original Hardshell Case 
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Back Plate 
  • Wallmount Hanger 
  • Unopened Documentation (Owner's Manual, Warranty Card, 1/4" Cable, Polishing Rag, Ect.)


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 41.5" x 4.5" x 15.25"

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