Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster - Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3 Seymour Duncan Humbucking Pickups, and Floyd Rose Bridge - Sunburst
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Weight: 8lbs 3oz
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Weight: 8lbs 3oz
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Dave Murray's Workhorse Strat

Among classic metal heads, Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray remains one of the industry's most iconic axe men. This Fender Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster gives you a chance to get your hands on the workhorse guitar of a legendary player. It combines traditional Strat style and playability with the rampant energy of three Seymour Duncan humbuckers (two Hot Rails with a JB Jr in the middle). And for an added performance boost, Fender gave the Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster a compound-radius fretboard, making it ideal for both rhythm and lead work.

Fender Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Seymour Duncan humbuckers deliver seriously aggressive tone
  • Compound-radius fretboard lets you chord and solo with ease
  • Floyd Rose 2-point locking trem adds epic stability to your action
Seymour Duncan humbuckers deliver seriously aggressive tone

Hot Rails are some of the highest-output pickups Seymour Duncan makes, and their ceramic-magnet-driven tone is a staple among garage rockers and metal heads the world over. That makes them a perfect fit for a guitarist like Dave Murray, whose specialty is old-school, high-octane lead tone with mind-blowing sustain. But there's an element of classic rock to his sound, too, which is where the JB Jr in the middle position of the Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster comes into play, offering you an awesome array of additional tonal character.

Compound-radius fretboard lets you chord and solo with ease

The Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster features a super-playable 9.5"-14" compound-radius fretboard. That means its fingerboard has a traditional 9.5" radius down by the nut, which makes it easy to grab chords and strum rhythms. As you move up the fretboard where you're more likely to bend notes, the fretboard flattens out to a 14" radius, which allows you to more easily bend notes - effectively offering you extra fretboard space so you're less likely to run off the edge. Ultimately, the Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster's compound-radius makes transitioning between rhythm and lead playing effortless.

Floyd Rose 2-point locking trem adds epic stability to your action

If you're looking for an axe you can suspend by the whammy bar (how metal is that?) without knocking it out of tune, then you're going to be happy with the Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster. With its 2-point locking Floyd Rose tremolo, you'll not only get the buttery-smooth bending action only a real Floyd rose can deliver, but you'll also virtually never have to worry about yanking your strings out of tune.

Fender Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • An updated signature Strat made in collaboration with longtime Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray
  • Loaded with Seymour Duncan humbuckers (Hot Rails and a JB Jr in the middle) for an aggressive sound
  • Traditional Strat style and format includes a fast and comfortable C-shaped maple neck
  • Compound-radius fretboard makes chording low and soloing high more ergonomic
  • Equipped with a classic 2-point locking Floyd Rose tremolo for smooth bending
Get the ultimate metal playing experience with a Fender Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster!

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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 Gloss Polyester
Color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 21 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Floyd Rose® R3 Locking
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Original Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo
Tuners Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan Hot Rails for Strat SHR-1N
Middle Pickup Seymour Duncan JB Jr. SJBJ-1N
Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan Hot Rails for Strat SHR-1B
Controls 1 x Volume, 3 x Tone, 5-way Pickup Selector
Strings Fender USA 250L NPS (.009-.042)
Case Included Deluxe Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0141010303

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4.5/5

It's a Fender, but not like most of them.

While I'm not much of a Fender fan, this was a necessary evil to be the best Iron Maiden tribute we can be. The tone and features are fine, but the gloss on the neck can get sticky if you are someone that sweats on stage (like I do), which makes for a less than desirable feel. I still prefer satin finishes, but that's about my only knock on this instrument.
Music background: Been playing since the mid 80's
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars