This Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau 1968 Stratocaster in Black celebrates the Studio Ace's loves for the Late 60's Strat, with a Large Headstock Black and the Bold n' Black Fender Logo. The Landau Oval Neck Profile is loaded with period-correct specs for an authentic vintage playing experience.
World-renowned session ace Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980s, with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, B.B. King, Pink Floyd, and Miles Davis, to name only a few. He 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.
The Fender Custom Shop Artist Collection Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster is based on Landau’s 1968 Stratocaster, with a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special "custom oval" neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Black and Bleached Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finishes. Other features include a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25" radius and 6105 frets, period-correct large headstock, five-way pickup switching, and custom vintage-style tremolo bridge. The guitar comes with a case, strap, and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since its formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instruments in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses, or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for maybe!