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!

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!