American Guitar, Fender Custom Shop, Corona, 2010, Model Stratocaster, by John Cruz, serial number JC 1140, signed on the back of the headstock, expressly for the Pinkburst Project, with Pinkburst Project TKL custom case.
"The fifth guitar of the series. As soon as John Cruz finished the Tele, he loved the way it came out and offered to do more models. I immediately took him up on his offer before he could change his mind. The Pinkburst Strat differs from the standard Strat due to the desire I had to have binding around the body. It meant the the body top was flat, not curved like a regular Strat. This design alteration came out stunningly, just as John predicted it would. The pick ups were designed by John as well."
Jay Jay French
"My favorite guitar in the world"
John Cruz, Master Builder, Fender Custom Shop
Mahogany wit creme bindings
The neck radius 12 inches
Pickups are John Cruz "JC Limited" design.
Flat top, no arm contour, offset cut on back
Photo: John Peden