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Gary Moore Fender John Cruz Strat Stratocaster

The Gary Moore Stratocaster  ·  Source: Fender

Gary Moore Signature Guitar

Fender's Master Builder John Cruz with the prototype  ·  Source: Fender

Fender Custom Shop Fiesta Red Gary Moore Stratocaster May 20th

Gary Moore Strat May 20th? Thanks to the forum user FiestaRedStrat for the screen shot over at  ·  Source:

Gary Moore Fender Custom Shop Red Stratocaster

Rumoured for 2016 Gary Moore's Fiesta Red 61 Strat.  ·  Source:


The  2016 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Gary Moore signature Stratocaster, has finally been officially released. 


Scheduled for worldwide release on the 20th of May, this elusive guitar model has been an ongoing rumour all this year. Allegedly, only 60 guitars will be built by Fender Custom Shop Master John Cruz. In order to document Gary’s original instrument down to the last detail, Fender even flew him to the UK.

Fender claim, that this replica is super accurate with all the wear-marks and ageing associated with Gary’s much loved 1961 Fiesta Red Stratocaster. It won’t be cheap and will probably be very hard to get as well. But as John Cruz is a self-proclaimed Gary Moore fan, I hope it will be a labour of love, with a high level of workmanship. He has a great reputation for his replica work – and in the photo below he looks quite pleased with the results. The guitar’s pickups are Cruz’s own “Bonetone” design by the way, hand wound by Josefina Campos.

Our earlier article here –

In case you want to start saving: The guitar is rumoured to be somewhere in the £8000 region!

Specifications and full details on Fender Site – Product Details

Gary Moore Website – News


Gary Moore Fender John Cruz Strat Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop’s John Cruz with the Gary Moore prototype Stratocaster · Source:



Specifications below  taken from Fender site

Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder

Body Finish: Custom Relic Lacquer

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

The late Gary Moore playing his original 1961 Fender Stratocaster in concert whilst celebrating Fender’s 50th Anniversary .


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