2006 Fender LTD Builder Select 1962 Stratocaster Relic Sonic Blue ID-8545
2006 Fender LTD Builder Select 1962 Stratocaster Relic Sonic Blue
This 2006 Fender LTD Builder Select 1962 Stratocaster Relic Sonic Blue is in excellent + condition with very minor fretwear. It includes the original hardshell case.
1962 was a benchmark year for the Stratocaster; now celebrated with a 100-piece globally limited run of the beautiful 1962 Stratocaster Relic LTD, Master-built by the Fender Custom Shop John Cruz, whose name always carries a premium over most other builders.
John Cruz came to Fender in 1987, joined the Custom Shop in 1993 and became a Master Builder in 2003. Custom guitars are his passion, and he is the man behind several famous Custom Shop instruments, including the replica of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s famous “Number One” Stratocaster® guitar.
John's 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.
- Serial: JC341
- Top Wood: Select Alder
- Back Wood: Select Alder
- Nut Width: 1 5/8"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 2006
- Inlays: White Dot Fingerboard Inlays
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fretboard: Round Laminated Rosewood 9.5" Radius
- Nut Material: Bone
- Tuners: Fender Gotoh Vintage Style Tuners
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Aged Mint Green
- Headstock Inlay: Fender Logo
- Neck Profile: 60's C Shape
- Pickup(s): 3 LTD Edition John Cruz Masterbuilt Single-Coil Strat Pickups
- Pickup Controls: 5-Position Blade and 2 Position Push/Push S-1
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included