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Jul 08

michael landau

Session ace Michael Landau has worked closely with Fender Custom Shop to create two new Stratocaster models that are right up our alley.  We’re very excited to get our hands on both his new ’63 and ’68 spec relic Stratocasters, with their customized tremolos, lovely neck shape, and custom wound pickups.  These will each be shipping by the end of the year.  MSRP starts at $5,200 and we are taking pre-orders now!  The ’68 comes in either black or 3-tone sunburst, and the ’63 is a gorgeous Fiesta red over 3-tone sunburst.

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From Fender:

We at the Fender Custom Shop are proud to introduce to you the newest member to the Signature Series Line, The Michael Landau Signature Strats. World renown session ace, Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980′s with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B King, Pink Floyd, and Miles Davis just to name a few. He has also fronted several bands including the Raging Honkies and Burning Water and more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. With his own group, Michael continues to set the bar in electric / jazz / instrumental / rock guitar. Based on Michael’s 1963 Stratocaster, the new Michael Landau Signature Stratocaster comes in two versions; a small peg 1963 Fiesta Red over three tone sunburst, or a big peg 1968 version that comes in two colors, black and three tone sunburst. The guitar features a unique neck shape, custom pickups, and a customized tremolo bridge. 

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5 Responses to “Coming Late 2013: New Michael Landau Stratocasters”

  1. Bennie says:

    New? They looked worn out. I’ll pass.

  2. Don Wrixon says:

    Nice guitar. Please stop relicing everything. Its such a tired cliché!

  3. larry riedell says:

    i agree with don’s comment, it’s old. not even the original. it looks terrible. over 5,000.00 for a worn out looking strat. use to be, if you were selling a quality guitar, if it had a scratch on it , you had to come down in price or not be able to sell it at all. I think this relic stuff is nuts. just like a 25,000.00 evh copy. wow!!!! how ridiculous. but, it’s only my opinon. I guess , the new wave of players today, want everyone to think they have played all over the world, & their guitars got trashed in the process, I would rather buy a new strat or other model , & beat the crap out of it myself.

  4. Markus says:

    Don’t like it? Don’t buy it. I like it, I’ll buy it. To each his own. That easy.

  5. New Wave of Player Guy says:

    I’m toward the older side of the “new wave of player” spectrum–this phenom caught on like a plague sometime in the mid-late ’90s. You buy a comfortable expensive pair of jeans, it wears out and you hate to part but you go out and buy yourself a new pair of jeans without the holes in it. I didn’t realize how far gone we were until my final year of highschool a kid two grades below actually paid me for my worn-torn jeans–which were from that store everyone shopped at in ’99. He brought me in a brand new pair of jeans–plus 30 bucks cash. At least what he got was authentic. This synthetic authentic masturbation exercise we’re caught up in is interesting but hopefully nearing it’s end. I’ve had to buy used guitars all my life. The thrill and delight of a high quality brand new guitar in your hands and the “joy in the moment” it brings is something that simply cannot be duplicated or “recreated” by painstakingly reproducing something out of its time and place. The context and meaning that made the original thing special is lost. That’s no way to honor historical artifacts of importance.

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