Fender Mike Landau

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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. What is interesting about the new Fender Mike Landau 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 Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1963 Relic

The Fender Custom Shop is pleased to announce the release of the Fender Mike Landau 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.

Based on Landau’s 1963 Stratocaster, this Fender Mike Landau’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.

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, among which is the Fender Mike Landau!

 

Fender Stratocaster Michael Landau

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The Fender Stratocaster Michael Landau is a gorgeouWorld renown session ace, s guitar! 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.

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

Fender Stratocaster Michael Landau Features:
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

This Fender Stratocaster Michael Landau is MIND BLOWING! The PU’s are so resonant. It is very deep tonally and responses to differences in attack with tons of nuances. The neck feels Great! Plenty of depth, but not a skinny neck. This guitar for me seems like a game changer. It is the BEST Strat I’ve ever played.

Fender Michael Landau Amp

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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, such as the Fender Michael Landau Amp.

Based on Landau’s 1968 Stratocaster, this Fender Michael Landau Amp features  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 of these specs make the Fender Michael Landau Amp

The Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster 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. 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 guitar comes with a case, strap and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Landau Guitar

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As you can see in the picture, the  Landau Guitar  is a precise replication of Michael’s personal guitar. In fact, Michael was so impressed with this version that he owns one himself and has been using it almost exclusively ever since. The color fade and relic treatment are perfect, while the neck feels like a vintage guitar. It sounds beautiful and rings nice with a woody tone. This is a very versatile instrument.

This special Landau Guitar features include an alder body with thin lacquer finish, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with 7.25″ radius and 6105 frets, handwound Stratocaster pickups with 5-way switching, aged-white knobs and vintage hardware. This detailed Custom Shop reproduction of a 1963 Strat was built utilizing original tooling and production techniques of the era. And its Relic finish treatment gives it the look of a well-traveled and played axe, although it is absolutely new in setup and playability.

Landau Guitar, artist Series, boasts body lightweight selected alder, maple neck, 21 narrow jumbo frets, rosewood fretboard, scale 648mm, nut width 42mm, pickups custom shop Fat 50’s single coil, 5 way switch, volume and 2 x tonecontrol, nickel/chrome hardware, vintage-style synchronized tremolo, 3 ply mint green pickguard, finish fiesta red over 3 color thomann sunburst, incl. This Landau Guitar is absolutely an gorgeous guitar!

 

Michael Landau Fender

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New Michael Landau Fender in red! The Michael Landau Fender 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.

The Michael Landau Fender is a precise replication of Michael’s personal guitar. In fact, Michael was so impressed with this version that he owns one himself and has been using it almost exclusively ever since. The color fade and relic treatment are perfect, while the neck feels like a vintage guitar. It sounds beautiful and rings nice with a woody tone. This is a very versatile instrument.

This special Michael Landau Fender guitar features handwound Stratocaster pickups with 5-way switching, aged-white knobs and vintage hardware. This detailed Custom Shop reproduction of a 1963 Strat was built utilizing original tooling and production techniques of the era. And its Relic finish treatment gives it the look of a well-traveled and played axe, although it is absolutely new in setup and playability.

I am a big Landau fan and saw him playing Live with the Michael Landau Fender. I  play Michael Landau Fender guitar for more than 5 years and his playing is very impressive to me.

 

Fender Michael Landau Stratocaster

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We all know that Mike Landau is the man when it comes down to killer strat tones, so i was very surprised to see him put his name to a strat, knowing how fussy he is, it’s a sign of how good the Fender Michael Landau Stratocaster is!

The Fender Michael Landau Stratocaster is  really a fantastic instrument, I’d forgotten how good a Fender Stratocaster felt with a vintage radius, this neck just fits in your hand like a glove, don’t get me wrong, this isn’t no shred machine but it can handle all the blues-rock and Jeff beck abuse that you can throw at it

“World-famous 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 play the Fender Michael Landau Stratocaster guitar.

The Fender Michael Landau Stratocaster 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 appearance and amazing sound, AN ABSOLUTELY GOOD GUITAR!

 

Fender Landau

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This Fender Landau is based on 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.”
The Fender Landau features:
  • 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

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 many guitars, including this Fender Landau. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar in electric jazz, instrumental and rock guitar.

The Fender Custom Shop Fender Landau has 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 of these specs make the Fender Landau guitar an amazing guitar! BUY IT NOW!

 

Michael Landau Guitar

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The Michael Landau Guitar in the picture is one of Landau’s tour guitar. Michael Landau (born June 1, 1958) is an American musician, engineer, and record producer. He is a prolific session musician and guitarist. Landau, along with fellow session guitarists Dean Parks, Steve Lukather and Dann Huff, played on many of the major label releases recorded in Los Angeles from the 1980s–1990s. In addition to his session work, Landau has also fronted several bands including Raging Honkies and Burning Water. In the early 1980s, he was also in the band Maxus that featured future Los Angeles session musicians Robbie Buchanan, Jay Gruska, and Doane Perry.

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 Michael Landau Guitar.

The Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Guitar 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. It is a keeper. Never miss it!

 

Michael Landau Stratocaster

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The Fender Custom Shop is pleased to announce the release of the Michael Landau Stratocaster 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.

Based on Landau’s 1963 Stratocaster, this Michael Landau Stratocaster 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 privileged to play 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 in electric jazz, instrumental and rock guitar. This Michael Landau Stratocaster is just one of his best and favorite!

Fender Michael Landau

fender michael landau 2The Fender Michael Landau is a precise replication of Michael’s personal guitar. In fact, Michael was so impressed with this version that he owns one himself and has been using it almost exclusively ever since. The color fade and relic treatment are perfect, while the neck feels like a vintage guitar. It sounds beautiful and rings nice with a woody tone. This Fender Michael Landau is a very versatile instrument.

This special Fender Michael Landau guitar features include an alder body with thin lacquer finish, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with 7.25″ radius and 6105 frets, handwound Stratocaster pickups with 5-way switching, aged-white knobs and vintage hardware. This detailed Custom Shop reproduction of a 1963 Strat was built utilizing original tooling and production techniques of the era. And its Relic finish treatment gives it the look of a well-traveled and played axe, although it is absolutely new in setup and playability.

Features of the Fender Michael Landau:

  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: C custom oval
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5″
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Material: Rosewood dark Indian
  • Radius: 7.25″
  • Fret size: 6105
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65″ (42mm)
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Fat ’50s
  • Middle: Fat ’50s
  • Bridge: Fat ’50s
  • Brand: Fender Custom shop
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Relic treatment