Gary Moore Strat May 20th? Thanks to the forum user FiestaRedStrat for the screen shot over at strat-talk.com. · Source: http://www.strat-talk.com/attachments/upload_2016-4-8_17-59-51-png.179770/
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 – gearnews.com
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
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 .