Michael Landau Guitars

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Fender Custom Shop are proud to introduce the newest member to the Signature Series Line, Michael Landau Guitars. World renown session ace, Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980’s with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B King, Pink Floyd, and Miles Davis just to name a few. He has also fronted several bands including the Raging Honkies and Burning Water and more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. With his own group, Michael continues to set the bar in electric / jazz / instrumental / rock guitar.

Based on Michael’s 1963 Stratocaster, the new Michael Landau Signature Stratocaster comes in two versions; a small peg 1963 Fiesta Red over three tone sunburst, or a big peg 1968 version that comes in two colors, black and three tone sunburst. The guitar features a unique neck shape, custom pickups, and a customized tremolo bridge. Session ace Michael Landau has worked closely with Fender Custom Shop to create two new Stratocaster models that are right up our alley.  We’re very excited to get our hands on both his newMichael Landau Guitars, with their customized tremolos, lovely neck shape, and custom wound pickups.  These will each be shipping by the end of the year.  MSRP starts at $5,200 and we are taking pre-orders now!  The Michael Landau Guitars is a gorgeous Fiesta red over 3-tone sunburst.

This Michael Landau Guitars exercise we’re caught up in is interesting but hopefully nearing it’s end. I’ve had to buy used guitars all my life. The thrill and delight of a high quality Michael Landau Guitars in your hands and the “joy in the moment” it brings is something that simply cannot be duplicated or “recreated” by painstakingly reproducing something out of its time and place. I love my Michael Landau Guitars!

Michael Landau Fender Amp

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Landau’s a guitarists guitarist! I own every one of his solo records and a bunch more where he’s a featured sideman! For me he’s one of the musicians that if I see his name as a player, I’ll immediately look into buying the record! Of course I’ve been a fan of Michael Landau Fender Amp!

With artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, to name only a few, world-renowned session ace Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980s. He has also fronted several bands, including the Raging Honkies, Burning Water and, more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar in electric jazz, instrumental and rock guitar—Michael Landau Fender Amp.

The Michael Landau Fender Amp is based on Landau’s 1963 Stratocaster, with a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special “custom oval C” neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Fiesta Red over Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Other features include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25″ radius and 6105 frets, period-correct small headstock, five-way pickup switching, and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge. The guitar comes with a beautiful outlook and amazing sound!

Fender Michael Landau 63

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World renown session ace, Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980’s with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis just to name a few. He has also fronted several bands including The Raging Honkies and Burning Water and even more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford.  He uses many guitars, this Fender Michael Landau 63 is included.

Based on Michael’s 1963 Stratocaster, the new Fender Michael Landau 63 comes in a Fiesta Red over 3-Color Sunburst and features a unique neck shape, custom pickups and a customized tremolo bridge.
Features of the Fender Michael Landau 63:

  • Handselected Lightweight Alder body
  • Maple neck w/ Custom Oval “C” neck shape
  • Dark Rosewood fingerboard
  • Dot inlays
  • 21 Dunlop 6105 frets
  • 3x Fender Custom Handwound Stratocaster Singlecoil
  • Controls: Master Volume, 2x Tone, 5-way lever switch
  • Scale: 648 mm (25,5″)
  • Width at nut: 42 mm (1,650″)
  • Fingerboard radius: 184,1 mm (7,25″)
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized tremolo
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • 3-ply Mint Green pickguard
  • Fender Custom Shop case, certificate and strap included

Michael Landau’s has been privileged to play on hundreds of recordings dating back to the early 1980s. Playing with many gorgeous guitars, he was able to create quite a name for himself. Michael has continued to raise the bar in electric Fender Michael Landau 63 guitar.

 

Mike Landau Guitar

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The Fender Custom Shop is very pleased to release the Mike Landau Guitar guitar. As part of the Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection, this Signature Model joins the likes of other great artist models from Jeff Beck, Dick Dale, Eric Clapton and more. It is an awesome guitar!

Based on Landau’s 1963 Stratocaster, this Signature Mike Landau Guitar features include a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special “custom oval C” neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Fiesta Red over 3-Color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Other highlights include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25” radius and 6105 frets, period-correct small headstock, five-way pickup switching and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge.

Michael Landau’s has been  played on hundreds of recordings dating back to the early 1980s. Playing with artists like Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, he was able to create quite a name for himself. Michael has also fronted several bands, including the Raging Honkies, Burning Water and, more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar Mike Landau Guitar.

I am a big Landau fan and saw him playing Live with the Mike Landau Guitar. I play guitar for more than 2 years and his playing is very impressive to me.Just for fun I bought a Landau Strat Pickup Set.I did not buy it to sound more like him but to get to know wich influence those signature pickups will have on my tone.And I can tell that I did overcome by the Mike Landau Guitar after playing it for an hour!

Stratocaster Michael

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World-renowned session ace Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980s, with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, to name only a few. He has also fronted several bands, including the Raging Honkies, Burning Water and, more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar in electric jazz, instrumental and rock guitar Stratocaster Michael.

The Stratocaster Michael is based on Landau’s 1968 Stratocaster, with a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special “custom oval” neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Black and Bleached Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finishes, making it a visual treat.

Other features include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25″ radius and 6105 frets, period-correct large headstock, five-way pickup switching, and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge. The Stratocaster Michael guitar comes with a case, strap and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Since he is one of the great lesser known artists in mass commercial markets, I can’t see this selling too well as the majority who would consider buying a signature anything are in league with the likes of the kardashian’s and never realized the dude from little house on the prairie played axe? This Stratocaster Michael is your best choice!

 

 

 

Michael Stratocaster

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Fender Custom Shop’s Michael Stratocaster is designed on basic of the session ace’s beloved ’68 Strat. Features include a worn, relic’d Black finish, lightweight alder body, a maple neck with a “C” profile, and a rosewood fretboard. Pickups are Custom Shop ’50s Strat single coils. Ultimately, the Landau is another example how Fender’s Custom Shop manages to recreate the mojo of an old, workhorse guitar into something new yet imbued with that special “magic.”

World-renowned session ace Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980s, with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, to name only a few. He has also fronted several bands, including the Raging Honkies, Burning Water and, more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar in Michael Stratocaster.

Main features of the Michael Stratocaster:
  • Relic Black Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Lightweight Alder Body
  • Maple Neck with “C” Profile
  • Round Laminated Rosewood Fretboard with 7.25″ Radius and 6105 Narrow Jumbo Frets
  • 1.65″ Neck Width at Nut
  • Custom Shop Fat ’50s Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • Vintage Style Tuners
  • Three-Ply Mint Green Pickguard
  • Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

The Fender Custom Shop is pleased to announce the release of the Michael Stratocaster.  As part of the Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection, this Signature Model joins the likes of other great artist models from Jeff Beck, Dick Dale, Eric Clapton and more. I am so lucky to own a Michael Stratocaster!

 

 

Fender Landau Amp

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World-renowned guitar player Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980s, with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, to name only a few. He has also fronted several bands, including the Raging Honkies, Burning Water and, more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar in electric jazz, instrumental and rock guitar. His gig guitar Fender Landau Amp is really a great one!

The Fender Landau Amp based its design on Landau’s 1968 Stratocaster, with a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special “custom oval” neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Black and Bleached Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finishes.

Other features is Fender Landau Amp of thinclude a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25″ radius and 6105 frets, period-correct large headstock, five-way pickup switching, and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge. The guitar comes with a case, strap and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

The Fender Landau Amp is so resonant. It is very deep tonally and responses to differences in attack with tons of nuances. The neck feels Great! This guitar for me seems like a game changer. It is the BEST Strat I’ve ever played. But this one was put in my hands at a local shop when I was demo’ing amps. A friend grabbed it off the wall and instantly it felt and sounded amazing!

Fender Landau Strat

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World-renowned session ace Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980s, with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, to name only a few. He has also fronted several bands, including the Raging Honkies, Burning Water and played dozens of guitars,including this Fender Landau Strat. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar in electric jazz, instrumental and rock guitar.

The Fender Custom Shop Fender Landau Strat is based on Landau’s 1963 Stratocaster, with a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special “custom oval C” neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Fiesta Red over Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Other features include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25″ radius and 6105 frets, period-correct small headstock, five-way pickup switching, and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge. The guitar comes with a case, strap and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

What is interesting about the new Fender Landau Strat is that he is now using Fender pickups. Suhr have been producing a single coil pickup originally called the FL which were later renamed to ML pickups when Fletcher stopped using them so it seems they no may have to undergo yet another name change unless Landau is going to continue to use the pickup in his other guitars. Here is the full press release from Fender about the Fender Landau Strat!

 

 

 

Fender Michael Landau Strat

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World-renowned session ace Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980s, with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, to name only a few. He has also fronted several bands, including the Raging Honkies, Burning Water and, more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. The Fender Michael Landau Strat is his tour guitar.

The Fender Michael Landau Strat is based on Landau’s 1968 Stratocaster, with a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special “custom oval” neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Black and Bleached Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finishes, all contributing to its beauty.

Other features of this Fender Michael Landau Strat include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25″ radius and 6105 frets, period-correct large headstock, five-way pickup switching, and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge. The guitar comes with a case, strap and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Michael Landau’s has been privileged to play on hundreds of recordings dating back to the early 1980s. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar in electric jazz, instrumental and rock guitar Fender Michael Landau Strat.

 

Landau Stratocaster

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I’ve got to say I really don’t understand someone wanting a guitar that looks and feels like an old guitar, I used to think they were kind of cool but at the end of the day if I buy a new guitar I want it to be totally pristine and not a single blemish. I was not shopping for a guitar and couldn’t really afford it. But this Landau Stratocaster was put in my hands at a local shop when I was demo’ing amps. A friend grabbed it off the wall and instantly it felt and sounded amazing! What is interesting about the new Custom Shop Michael Landau signature 1963 relic Stratocaster is that he is now using Fender pickups. Suhr have been producing a single coil pickup originally called the FL (Fletcher-Landau, Kirk Fletcher and Michael Landau) which were later renamed to ML pickups when Fletcher stopped using them so it seems they no may have to undergo yet another name change unless Landau is going to continue to use the pickup in his other guitars.

The Fender Custom Shop is pleased to announce the release of the Landau Stratocaster. As part of the Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection, this Signature Model joins the likes of other great artist models from Jeff Beck, Dick Dale, Eric Clapton and more. Based on Landau’s 1963 Stratocaster, this Landau Stratocaster’s features include a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special “custom oval C” neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Fiesta Red over 3-Color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Other highlights include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25” radius and 6105 frets, period-correct small headstock, five-way pickup switching and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge.

This Landau Stratocaster is really BLOWING! The PU’s are so resonant. It is very deep tonally and responses to differences in attack with tons of nuances. I would say a chunky Medium C with rolled edges and the comfort of the worn finish on the back. This guitar for me seems like a game changer. It is the BEST Landau Stratocaster I’ve ever played.