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!



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