More about Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster®
Known for his fierce, take-no-prisoners virtuosic guitar playing that encompassed every style from jazz-fusion and progressive rock to heavy metal and blues, Irish guitarist Gary Moore set the world afire every time he took the stage or entered a studio.
Since 1987, when he first joined Fender’s production line, Custom Shop Master Builder John Cruz has dreamed of creating a reproduction of the 1961 Fiesta Red Stratocaster Moore, his favorite guitarist, favored in the ’80s, as “the ultimate tribute to the man and his fans.” When he was offered the chance to analyze Moore’s original instrument and create this peerless reproduction, he enthusiastically obliged. Cruz experimented endlessly with the notoriously variable Fiesta Red color, matching the precise shade on Moore’s guitar, and lovingly reproduced every hard-won battle scar on the guitar.
Moore’s instrument was close to “stock,” including the original-spec low-output pickups and traditional 3-way pickup switch. The only modifications were the addition of copper shielding in the cavity and jumbo frets. Cruz’ masterful replica accurately reflects these modifications—even going so far as incorporating a 10”-radius rosewood fingerboard that reflects the original after many years of hard play and multiple re-frets. The pickups are Cruz’ own “Bonetone” design, hand wound by Josefina Campos, and packed full of soulful, authentic Fender tone.
Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster®
Color Matched Fiesta Red
2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder
Custom Relic® Lacquer
Flatsawn Select Maple
Custom Oval "C"
25.5" (648 mm)
10" (254 mm)
Number of Frets:
1.650" (42 mm)
Custom Relic® Tinted Lacquer
Select Dark African Blackwood
Custom "Clay" Colored Dots
Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat® Bridge Pickup
Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat® Middle Pickup
Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat® Neck Pickup
Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck), Tone 2. (Middle)
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Custom Relic® 3-Ply Mint Green
Custom Relic® Vintage White
NPS, .010-.049 Gauges
Includes custom Anvil flight case with Gary Moore graphic, plus replicas of two of Moore's preferred straps: studded leather handmade by Dru Whitefeather and White DiMarzio® ClipLock. Special certificate of authenticity and accessory kit.