Custom handmade Telecaster guitars by Doug Schuetze. Top quality components put in a unique "Barncaster" body. High quality "one-off" guitars.
Who and what is Cruzcaster Custom Guitars?
I live in Powell River, a remote town on the coast of British Columbia, one of the most beautiful parts of the world. I've played guitar since I was a kid and have always loved music, learning mouth-harp, some piano and later on getting a slide resonator guitar and a banjo to round out the fleet. Everything was acoustic but then one day I thought I'd try electric and discovered a whole new world.
I ended up liking the simplicity and sounds of the Telecasters and have had several including one of the earliest years of the Japanese Squire Tele's and also a 1973 Telecaster Custom which I still have. Of course I had to get into nice tube amps to really enjoy the experience. I work in a local music store, Rockit Music, doing all of the repairs and setups.
I really don't know how the Cruzcaster idea came to be, but here I am. I am wanting to build unique, creative, quality guitars. I start out with an unfinished raw wood body and am figuring out new ways to make visually interesting instruments. I have some very rugged finishes and lately some "Sharp Dressed Men". I burn, brush, sand, beat, stain, dye, the body and then finish it with a few thin coats of Nitro.