Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster®

Model #: 1544520140
Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster®

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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.



Model Name: Limited Edition Gary Moore Stratocaster®
Model Number: 1544520140
Series: Custom Artist
Color: Color Matched Fiesta Red


Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder
Body Finish: Custom Relic® Lacquer


Neck Material: Flat Sawn Select Maple
Neck Shape: Custom Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6100 Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Custom Relic® Tinted Lacquer
Fingerboard: Select Dark African Blackwood
Position Inlays: Custom "Clay" Colored Dots


Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound John Cruz "Bone-Tone" Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS


Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Fender® Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Custom Relic® Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: Custom Relic® 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Custom Relic® Vintage White
Switch Tips: Custom Relic® Vintage White


Strings: NPS, .010-.049 Gauges
Included Accessories: 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.