From Fender: Ed O’Brien’s ambient, ethereal and orchestral guitar style is an essential part of the sonic identity of Radiohead. We partnered with this groundbreaking player to create the EOB Stratocaster — an instrument as unique as his sound.
This inspiring guitar is perfect for creating lush, layered soundscapes and finding your own creative voice. The EOB Stratocaster offers a wide palette of tones thanks to its Seymour Duncan® JB Jr. humbucking bridge pickup, Texas Special™ single-coil middle pickup and Fernandes® Sustainer unit in the neck position. The Sustainer works some technical magic to create near-infinite sustain on one or more strings, making it easy to achieve thick, textured sounds. The Sustainer’s controls include an on/off switch, intensity control and three-position switch to select the mode: Fundamental-only, Harmonic-only or Blend.
A mix of modern and classic, this Stratocaster features a 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, a “10/56 V” neck profile, 21 narrow-jumbo frets, a synthetic bone nut and a special neck plate engraved with a custom “Flower of Life” emblem. The EOB Stratocaster is the perfect tool for players looking to find their own creative voice.
Body Finish:Gloss Polyurethane
Neck:Maple, 10/56 “V” Back-Shape
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane Back with Gloss Headstock Face
Fingerboard:Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets:21, Narrow Tall Position
Inlays:Black Dot (Maple)
Nut (Material/Width):Synthetic Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
Tuning Machines:Vintage-Style Scale Length:25.5” (648 mm)
Bridge:6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Pickups:Duncan JB Jr. (Bridge), Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat (Middle),Sustainer Driver (Neck)
Pickup Switching:5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup Special
Electronics:Active Sustainer® Driver/Pickup Powered by 9-Volt
Battery Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone, Intensity Control, Active Sustainer On/Off Switch, Fundamental/Harmonic/Blend Switch Control
Strings:Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)