Fender '56 Stratocaster Relic John Cruz One Piece Body 1999 Cunetto era relic

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This Fender '56 Stratocaster Relic is from the last year of the Cunetto Era.  Vince Cunetto relic'd the first guitars offered by Fender in 1995, pioneering a new era at the company.

This is a really good Strat!  It bears the JC stamp in the neck pocket, John Cruz's stamp, another important figure in Fender history.  It plays perfectly and the pickups sound killer.

The original frets are in excellent condition.  The guitar set up perfectly for us with a new set of 10-46 D'Addario strings.

The neck pocket also calls the body out as one-piece, which is pretty rare in any Fender guitar.

The guitar is all original with no changes or repairs.  The only flaw is a small chip in the nut at the G string, which is superficial and does not affect playability or stability in any way.

The cert is unfortunately not present.  There is some original paperwork in the case.  The original trem arm is included.

  • Color: Blond
  • Weight: 7lbs 12.1oz
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Date/Code: Nov 11 1999
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Inlays: Black Dot
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut: Original.  There is a very small chip in the nut at the g string slot that doesn't affect the playability, tuning, stability or performance of the guitar.
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 7.25” 
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .91"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.0"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 38-1/2'
  • Lower bout: 12-3/4"
  • Waist: 9"
  • Upper bout: 11-1/4"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1-5/8"
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Hand-Wound '54 Strat Pickup
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 5.86k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup/Brand: Hand-Wound '54 Strat Pickup
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 5.83k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Hand-Wound '54 Strat Pickup
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.02k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Single Ply White
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: 5 Way
  • Pots/Codes: Original 013446
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:

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