Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster - Bleached 3-tone Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3 Single-coil Pickups, and Tremolo - Bleached 3-tone Sunburst
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Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster - Bleached 3-tone Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard image 1
$4,350.00

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Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster - Bleached 3-tone Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard
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Michael Landau Signature Strat!

Get a real player's guitar with the Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar. Michael is a well-known session player who has played with tons of artists including Joni Mitchell, BB King, James Taylor, Seal, Miles Davis, and many more. The Michael Landau '68 Stratocaster is built just like his original Strat: you get an alder body, a custom oval-shaped maple neck, a round-lam rosewood fingerboard, and vintage-style appointments throughout. Add a collectible and gig-ready axe to your collection with the Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster!

Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Premium Custom Shop pickups deliver iconic Strat tone
  • The Relic treatment gives you real-deal visuals
  • Hand-selected tonewoods give you the sound and feel you demand
Premium Custom Shop pickups deliver iconic Strat tone

No matter how well you play, your tone lives and dies by the pickups in your axe. This Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster sports three Custom Shop Fat '50s single-coil pickups. Sweetwater Sales Engineers often recommend Fat '50s pickups to guitarists seeking authentic-sounding vintage Strat tone. These pickups deliver bright and clear cleans with the perfect amount of midrange with bite. When you plug your Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster into your favorite tube amplifier, you'll find everything from smooth mellow tones to outrageously aggressive leads, all within a casual twist of a volume knob.

The Relic treatment gives you real-deal visuals

Relic'd Fender Custom Shop axes are among the most popular instruments in Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery, and it's easy to see why. Fender's aging artisans start with a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and then expertly distress it to achieve a vibe indistinguishable from an actual vintage guitar. The difference, of course, is that these exceptional guitars sport state-of-the-art electronics and play like butter. With the Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster, you get the best of both worlds.

Hand-selected tonewoods give you the sound and feel you demand

Since Fender's early days, ash and alder have played a major role in defining the sound of the Strat. These lightweight and highly resonant woods give your sound the natural definition, clarity, and punch you expect. The extremely lightweight, hand-picked alder body the Fender Custom Shop selected for this Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster takes all of these qualities to the next level, delivering a guitar that's both more comfortable and more expressive than a typical Strat. Add to that the Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster's smooth-playing maple neck with a custom oval-shaped neck, and you have a classic axe built to go well beyond modern performance standards.

Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Signature model Michael Landau Stratocaster based on his '68 Strat
  • Custom oval neck profile just like Michael's guitar
  • Three Fat '50s single-coil pickups give you legendary Strat spank 'n' sparkle
  • Hand-picked alder body is lightweight and resonant
  • Round-lam rosewood fretboard with vintage 7.25" radius and 6105 frets
  • Custom vintage-style bridge gives you smooth bends
  • Relic finish looks just like Michael's '68 Strat
  • Deluxe hardshell case included
Rock out like a pro with the Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color 3-Tone Sunburst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Custom C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 21, Narrow Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners Vintage-Style
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
Controls 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way pickup selector
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 1552200865

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