Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Muddy Waters Telecaster #60 of 100 + Commemorative Items COA OHSC

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Diablo Guitars is proud to present #60 of only 100 in existence…the Muddy Waters Masterbuilt Telecaster.

This is a rare and remarkable guitar. Made in 2000, number
60 of only 100 ever hand crafted by master builder John Cruz. These guitars
represent Fender’s first attempt at an absolute detail for detail replica of a
famous artist’s guitar. The craftsmanship, care and time which went into these builds cannot
be overstated. Every conceivable chip, ding, wear mark, water decal aging, hardware patina, rust, fret
wear…no stone was left unturned. This guitar is a true clone of the legendary 1960
Telecaster known as ‘The Hoss’.

Fender’s John Cruz and George Blanda went to the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame where the original is kept. After being granted access to the
guitar they photographed, measured and documented it to the utmost level of scrutiny.

The beautiful candy apple red nitro finish has magnificent
checking which has been painstakingly recreated. All of the hardware has been
aged to match the original. The neck as well is a perfect recreation, from the
flamed attributes on the back to the patina and fretware of the frets

For this incredible guitar’s launch, Fender included a package
of commemorative items that is absolutely over the top.      

  • The Case is in as new / dead mint condition. The
    blue protective film is still present on the latches      
  • Case Keys and 3 Way Blade Switch cap       
  • Fender certificate of Authenticity dated
    10/11/00 and signed by Mike Eldred, Fender’s Custom Shop manager      
  • Fender Vintage style guitar strap, cable,
    lightly aged ashtray cover, polish cloth and original Fender manual and sticker    
  • Muddy Waters live performance CD “The Lost
    Tapes, Muddy Waters”    
  • Mojo Cloth Bag with Fender picks, metal slide
    bar, finger pics and capo     
  • A 26.25” x 17.25” framed print of Muddy Waters photos
    hand signed by the photographer who took them; Raeburn Flerlage and numbed to
    match THIS guitar 60/210 (There were 210 of these prints made, the first 100 went with the guitars)

Not included in the original release but included here are
also a copy of Fender Frontline Magazine Volume 27 celebrating Muddy and his
music. Also included is an original poser from the Catalina Island Blues
Festival held in 2000 measuring 19” x 13.5”. The poser has been signed by the
original artist Pamela H. The guitar has been freshly set up with .10-46 strings in standard tuning.

This would be a staggering edition to any serious collector’s


  • Make: Fender
  • Model: Muddy Waters Masterbuilt by John CruzTelecaster #60 of 100
  • Year: 2000
  • Finish: Candy Apple Red Custom Relic Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Finish Type: Custom Relic Nitrocellulose
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: 60 of 100
  • Condition: Mint
  • Weight: 7 lbs 6.6 oz
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Custom Aged Nitrocellulose
  • Finger Board: Rosewood
  • Neck Radius: 9.5″
  • Neck Profile: Beefy D
  • Neck Thickness at 1st: .84
  • Neck Thickness at 12th: .95
  • Inlays: Custom Aged White Dot
  • Nut Width: 1.65″
  • Nut: Nylon
  • Frets: 21 Custom Aged Exact Recreation of the original 1960
  • Pickup Config: SS
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Custom Shop 1960 Muddy Waters Spec Single Coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Custom Shop 1960 Muddy Waters Spec Single Coil
  • Pickguard: Single-Ply White
  • Pots: 1-Volume, 1-Tone
  • Switch: 3-Way Blade Switch
  • Hardware: Aged Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage Style Deluxe Tuners Custom Aged with Oval Heads
  • Bridge: Fender Vintage Style Telecaster Custom Aged
  • Knobs: Witch Hat
  • String Gauge: 10-46
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


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Muddy Watters Masterbuilt #60 of 100