Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop Limited Edition – 1962 STRATOCASTER RELIC LTD (Builder Select – Masterbuilt by John Cruz) Guitar Review :: Fender Electric Guitars Reviews

a 100-piece globally limited run.

sonic blue

A 100-piece globally limited run of the beautiful 1962 Stratocaster Relic LTD, Master-built by the Fender Custom Shop’s John Cruz. These guitars are built using original tooling and details, and are heavily relic-ed to show years of natural wear and tear—nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware and aged plastic parts. The select alder body has a nitrocellulose lacquer finish and three-ply aged mint-green pickguard. The early ’60s C-shaped maple neck has a 9.5″-radius, round laminated rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets and a bone nut. The electronics feature three limited edition John Cruz Master-built single-coil Strat pickups with S-1 switching. Other features include white dot position inlays with wide spacing, nickel/chrome hardware, Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuning machines and an American Vintage synchronized tremolo. Product availability is limited, so please contact dealer for stock status.

Features + Technical Specs
Model Number 927-5000-473
Series Custom Shop Limited Edition Series
Colors (473) Sonic Blue,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Body Select Alder
Neck Maple, Early ‘60s “C” Shape,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard Round Laminated Rosewood, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
Pickups 3 Limited Edition John Cruz Masterbuilt Single-Coil Strat Pickups
Controls Master Volume (with S-1 Switch),
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge 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
Position 5. Neck Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup
Bridge American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Machine Heads Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Hardware Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard 3-Ply Aged Mint Green
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm)
Unique Features Limited Run of 100 Pieces Globally,
“C” Shape Maple Neck,
White Dot Position Inlays with Wide Spacing,
S-1 Switching,
Bone Nut,
Limited Edition John Cruz Pickups,
Strings Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
p/n 073-0250-006
Accessories Deluxe Limited Edition Black Hardshell Case (Black Interior), Strap, Cable, Limited Edition Certificate
These musical instruments offer includes Case Deluxe Limited Edition Black Hardshell Case with Black Crushed Velvet Interior and Embroidered Limited Edition Logo
Introduced 9/2005

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