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 Material: Round Laminated Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Dunlop 6105 Narrow Jumbo
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Clay Style Dots, Wide Spacing
Truss Rod: Vintage Style
Skunk Stripe: None
Other Decals, front: "STRATOCASTER", "WITH SYNCHRONIZED TREMOLO", "PAT 2,573,254 2,741,146 2,960,900", "ORIGINAL Contour Body Pat. Pend."
Other Decals, back: Custom Shop V Logo "Fender"
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat, staggered
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat, staggered
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat, staggered
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck, Mid), Tone 2. (Bridge)
Switching: 5-Position Blade
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Saddles: Vntage Style, "FENDER"/"FENDER" reverse direction
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
String Tree: Wing
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green, 11 Holes (config. vintage)
Control Knobs: Aged White
Switch Tip: Aged White
Tremolo Arm Tip: Aged White
Pickup covers: Aged White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt, Serial
(140) Fiesta Red over 3-Color Sunburst
Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case
Certificate of Authenticity
Master Built model available, too.
Maybe few models with 11 holes, config. modern pickguard
Relic Finish Shows Natural Wear and Tear of Years of Heavy Use, Nicks, Scratches, Worn Finish, Rusty Hardware and Aged Plastic Parts.
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.
Courtesy of Guitar Giraffe