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Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar Black

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Custom hand-wound single-coil pickups and wiring to capture the sound of Landau’s own 1968 Strat.

The Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster is based on the 1968 Strat of the world-renowned session ace, who 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. Landau 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 Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic features a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special "custom oval" neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Other appointments include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25" radius and narrow jumbo frets, period-correct large headstock, five-way pickup switching, and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge. The guitar comes with a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.


  • Select lightweight alder top and body with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Bolt-on maple neck with a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with white dot inlays
  • Custom Shop Fat ’50s single-coil Strat pickups
  • 6-saddle American Vintage Synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Deluxe hardshell case included

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Michael Landau Signature 1968 Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body type: Double cutaway
  • Top wood: Select lightweight alder
  • Body wood: Select lightweight alder
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck shape: Custom C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Neck finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Round-lam rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret size: Narrow jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: White dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.65 in. (42 mm) bone
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Proprietary hand-wound single coil
  • Middle: Proprietary hand-wound single coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary hand-wound single coil
  • Control layout: Master volume, Individual tone (neck/middle pickups), Individual tone (bridge pickup)
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage-style
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Dependent on body finish
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of origin: United States

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