“Born to be Wild” was the headline of the trade magazine ‘Grand Guitars’ in its print edition 02.2016 about this truly unique telecaster made by the Fender Senior Masterbuilder John Cruz. The instruments of John Cruz, who joined Fender in 1987, are among the most sought-after custom shop guitars of all time. Their reputation is just as legendary as the waiting time for a custom-made instrument. This is calculated in years rather than months. Cruz is also known for his ‘Tribute’ editions of the most famous guitars ever, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s No 1 or Gary Moore’s 1963 Fiesta Red. In addition to the exact replication of historical models, unique pieces with a completely independent character appeared again and again, since 2003 with the status of a ‘Senior Masterbuilder’.
Of course, only the finest ingredients are used in this’ masterbuilt’, the finish is also “daring”in a positive sense. The ‘Skull Black Paisley’ – already hints at the unadapted rock’ n’ roll vibe of this Tele. The master himself immortalized “Play loud!” by hand on the back of the headstock. And that’s where it’s at home.
The condition of this precious Tele is as good as new. In the Plek-Scan it showed itself to be made too the expected high quality. In addition to the adjustment of the truss rod, only the adjustment of the bridge was necessary to achieve a first-class setup. Delivery includes the original Custom Shop Case, the certificate, extensive accessories and the original edition of the’ Grand Guitars’ with the test report.