The wife of a lucky husband approached me a few months ago and said that her husband saw my guitars and loved the rustic look and she wanted me to make him one for an anniversary present. The only problem was that he was a Strat man. Well, I thought, that’s not a problem it’s an opportunity. He liked the sound of Robert Cray so I ordered some Fender Custom Shop Robert Cray pickups and put them in a nice knotty Cruzcaster body. This one has a maple Fender neck and a license plate from his home province, Saskatchewan, for a pick guard. The plate had to be put on at a pretty radical angle to accommodate all of the controls. After setting it up and playing and listening to it I have decided that I am a Robert Cray fan. Happy anniversary.