The Fender Gary Moore Strat has been rumoured for a while, in fact I’m sure we were the first place on the web to officially talk of its existence . We only found out about it because a Fender dealer friend of mine let slip that it was due later this year. Now it seems that although Fender had planned a release date of May 20th both the official Fender and Gary Moore sites, both these pages now appear to have been pulled!
Luckily, an amusingly named user ‘FiestaRedStrat’ over at strat-talk.com got a decent screen shot, and so we have some real proof that it exists. We can thank them for the initiative there. Cheers fella, we owe you a beer for your quick thinking!
And: I also have an update…
My Fender Custom Shop dealer friend has squeezed a bit more information from someone about this model; here’s a direct quote from my frien:
Just an update from Fender on the Gary Moore Strat. Not an official announcement from them yet but it appears they have leaked it on twitter and/or instagram if you can find that link somewhere. It appears as though it is a MasterBuilt only by John Cruz – 60 world maybe 6 UK – John Cruz is a big big fan of Gary Moore and he sees it as a tribute from him so they should be extra special – maybe pushing 8K price wise.