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FENDER CUSTOM SHOP HONORS MICHAEL LANDAU WITH SIGNATURE MODEL

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 28, 2013) – The Fender Custom Shop is pleased to announce the release of the Michael Landau Signature 1963 Relic Stratocaster® guitar. As part of the Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection, this Signature Model joins the likes of other great artist models from Jeff Beck, Dick Dale, Eric Clapton and more.     

Based on Landau’s 1963 Stratocaster, this Signature Model’s features include a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special “custom oval C” neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Fiesta Red over 3-Color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Other highlights include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25” radius and 6105 frets, period-correct small headstock, five-way pickup switching and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge. 

Michael Landau’s has been privileged to play on hundreds of recordings dating back to the early 1980s. Playing with artists like Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, he was able to create quite a name for himself. Michael has also fronted several bands, including the Raging Honkies, Burning Water and, more recently, Renegade Creation with Robben Ford. With his own group, he continues to raise the bar in electric jazz, instrumental and rock guitar.

For more on the Michael Landau Signature 1963 Relic Stratocaster guitar and the Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection, visit www.fender.com

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