Peach Custom 'Tone Machine' Strat
This guitar was based around similar specs from a masterbuilt John Cruz Strat that we had in which was just awesome! So we set the fender Custom Shop the task of recreating them as a lower price point team built guitar.
They've definitely done the job and these Tone machine guitars are working out to nearly half the price!
The guitar has huge Jumbo 6100 frets as favoured by many Blues/Rock Super stars, the fretboard has a 10' radius which is still nice for chord work but low enough for some low action high octane licks.
the pickups in my opinion are some of the finest to come out of the fender Custom Shop, they are Masterbuilt John Cruz units and they have all the twang you would expect from a good single coil but with plenty of fatness without that harsh high mids that some hotter wind pickups have.
The finish is just lightly reliced to look as authentic as possible to an original strat
62 STRAT SLAB BOARD RELIC
DARKEST POSSIBLE ROSEWOOD PLEASE
MB JOHN CRUZ PICKUPS
NO ARM WEAR, SLIGHT WEAR TO BACK OF NECK
AGED OLYMPIC WHITE
BIG 'NONECK' PROFILE
6100 JUMBO FRETS
VOLUME, TONE (NECK) TONE (MID, BRIDGE)
MINT GREEN PICKGUARD, AGED KNOBS AND
PLASTIC PARTS ETC.
Finally I have a Strat that will be a ‘lifer’. Awesome guitar tone, looks great, fantastic spec. Thanks to John & Jeff at Peach for their help as usual!
I have the original one of these ordered from the custom shop after Peach decided to ask the custom shop to do a so-called "standard" custom guitar to exactly the same spec as a John Cruz masterbuilt, retaining the john cruz pickups. NOS build. This has amazing tone and is wonderful to play. I also have a suhr proS4 mahogany neck and body that almost plays itself. This fender custom guitar needs more effort to play but the tone generated is to die for, especially through my Dr Z Maz18NR amp. The only thing I would change is to possibly have a worn in neck (eg unvarnished) with less gloss finish. Beautiful to look at, fantastic to play.
I bought a similar strat from Peach last year and it is amazing. A sunburst Relic .(light relicing) with custom wound 60s pickups, 9.5" Radius neck, 6105 frets, darkest rosewood board and my god does it sing! THE best sounding strat i've ever played I cannot tell you how amazing it is to own a guitar this good! I would recommend trying one of these out and Peach is the ideal place to buy from, top guys who really know their stuff and will set the guitar up perfectly for you. These guitars have to be seen, heard & played to be fully believed - try one A.S.A.P!!
I bought the NOS version of this guitar a few months ago and it is fantastic...the finish of my guitar is superb and the John Cruz pickups are simply awesome...it is as good as it gets!
Bought the sister guitar - a sunburst - a couple of months ago and have not put it down since. Fabulous 'big SRV' tone and feel and looks very cool as well. The perfect strat for me!