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Known for his pummeling guitar work with The Who, Pete Townshend introduced a new sonic and visual vocabulary to rock ‘n’ roll with his masterful playing. The Fender Custom Shop is proud to present the Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster to players and fans.

One of Townshend’s hallmarks as a songwriter is his use of intertwined electric and acoustic guitar sounds. At his request, Fender incorporated a method for him to easily access both voices without switching guitars. A two-post Fishman™ Powerbridge tremolo bridge provides a palette of acoustic and hybrid acoustic/electric tones for Townshend to easily access as dictated by his needs. The Townshend Tribute Stratocaster uses three Lace Sensor Gold™ single-coil pickups for noise-free performance inspired by classic, crisp, bell-like Fender tone, boosted by an onboard Fender preamp.

Designed to meet Townshend’s wide-ranging needs while performing his classic catalog, this instrument is the perfect palette for guitarists who need both acoustic and electric sounds without switching instruments. Blending modern musical technology with Fender’s timeless guitar design, the Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster is perfect for players who need a flexible guitar that will easily stand up to a few windmilled chords while sounding great all night long.

Fender Custom Shop will be debuting this new limited-edition guitar at the Summer NAMM Show, but don’t wait: You can pre-order yours now to ensure that you’ll get one! Click the button below to pre-order yours now! Call or email us at 516-626-9292 // sales@themusiczoo.com

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SPECIFICATIONS

LIMITED EDITION PETE TOWNSHEND STRATOCASTER® ARTIST Featured: 1508882858

Body: 2-Piece Select Alder Finish

Urethane Neck: 1-Piece Maple with a Soft “V” Shape and 9.5” (241 mm) Radius – Frets 21

Vintage-Style Hardware: Nickel/Chrome Bridge Fishman® VIB-101 Power Bridge

Pickups: Gold Lace Sensor (Bridge) Gold Lace Sensor (Middle) Gold Lace Sensor (Neck)

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (025dB), Power Bridge Volume

Included: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Stereo Cable, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity and Special Pete Townshend Value-Add Pack

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