CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (April 12, 2022) – John Cruz Custom Guitars™ is proud to announce the launch of the Crossville Series, the most significant master-built guitars of the legendary luthier’s illustrious career.
Few people have built more “S”- and “T”-Style guitars than Cruz. Over the past 40 years, he has mastered what makes them some of the most popular musical instruments on Earth. More importantly, he has created ways to get around their inherent limitations. The Crossville Series includes two models incorporating the best of all worlds – the Crossville ST “S”-Style guitar and the Crossville TL “T”-Style guitar. Each player-centric model is available with a wide array of options and finishes, clear or matching lacquer-tinted headstocks, four levels of Cruz’s famous aging and distressed conditioning (Pristine™, Time Capsule™, Whole Lotta Playing™, Battle Axe™), and custom hard-shell cases.
Crossville ST guitars are available with light hand-select alder, mahogany or swamp ash bodies; large “C”-shape, quartersawn, 25.5”-scale length maple necks with a 12”-radius maple cap or rosewood fingerboard (sans “skunk stripe”), 21 6100 jumbo frets without tangs (reducing fret sprout), Graph Tech
111/16” nut and Gotoh staggered SD91 tuners (eliminating string trees). In addition, Crossville ST guitars include John Cruz Custom Design pickups, Gotoh 510TS-SF2 bridges with Highwood compensated saddles, a five-way switch, Dunlop volume and tone pots, and D’Addario NYXL .10 - .49 strings.
Crossville TL guitars also feature light alder, mahogany or swamp ash bodies; large “C”-shape quartersawn 25.5”-scale length maple necks with a 12”-radius maple cap or rosewood fingerboard, 21 6100 jumbo frets without tangs, Graph Tech 111/16” nut and Gotoh staggered SD91 tuners. In addition, Crossville TL guitars include John Cruz Custom Design pickups, Gotoh Ti-TC1S with Titanium compensated saddles, a three-way switch, Dunlop volume and tone pots, and D’Addario NYXL .10 - .49 strings.
“Simplicity and beauty mean a lot to me when it comes to building electric guitars,” said Cruz. “Vintage guitars are great, but require subtle – and sometimes, not so subtle – upgrades and modifications to further inspire players to create the music they were born to make. These guitars mean so much to me as they’ve been decades in the making. I’m certain players will see, hear and feel the love I put into these guitars when they play one.”
John Cruz Custom Guitars instruments can be found at authorized dealers. For more information and a list of dealers, go to www.johncruzcustomguitars.com