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.
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.
Other specifications include:
Model Name: Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster®, Round-Laminated Rosewood, Bleached Three Tone Sunburst Model Number: 1552200865 Series: Artist Body Material: Select Lightweight Alder Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body Shape: Stratocaster® Neck Material: Maple Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape: Custom "C" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays: White Dot Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat® Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration: SSS Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green Hard Case 7 lbs 11 oz #R86169
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