Published On: Thu, Jul 4th, 2013

Fender Custom Shop Deliver Michael Landau Signature

The Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1963 Relic Stratocaster joins the ranks of the Artists Collection

The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled the Michael Landau 1963 Relic Strat, the latest addition to its Artist Collection.

The guitar features a hand-selected lightweight alder body, round laminated dark rosewood fingerboard, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, custom oval C neck profile, 6105 frets, period-correct smaller headstock and that all-important aged Fiesta Red over a three-colour nitrocellulose finish.

Here's Fender's info…

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 1963 Relic 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 case, strap and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Here, Landau plays the original!

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