Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster

  • Item # 1142136
  • Model # 155 2200 806

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 an… Learn More

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Based on Landau's 1968 Stratocaster with the pro's favorite neck and hand-wound pickups.

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.

Features

Body

  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed

Neck

  • Shape: C custom
  • Wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose

Fretboard

  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret size: Narrow jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)

Pickups

  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Middle: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Bridge: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: Not applicable
  • Active EQ: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Kill switch: Not applicable

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floating vintage tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome

Other

  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: 3-ply mint green pickguard
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: cable, strat, certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: United States