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Fender Ed O’Brien Stratocaster, Maple - Olympic White

Product ID: P-12083

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Model Overview

After more than two decades at the forefront of alternative music, the release of the signature Fender Ed O'Brien Stratocaster will be welcome news to both Radiohead fans and musicians looking to push the boundaries of what it is possible to do with an electric guitar. Ed O'Brien has long been an inspiration for many guitarists, his innovative playing style combined with his use of effects creates the kind of atmospheric tonal layering that has become synonymous with the unique sound of Radiohead's music. That level of creative potential and experimentation is now finally available to all in the form of the Ed O'Brien Sustainer Stratocaster. 

Conceived from the heavily customised Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster that Ed has toured with for a number of years, the Ed O'Brien Sustainer Stratocaster has a selection of features that combine to give one of the most versatile tonal palettes on any Fender instrument. The neck pickup is a Fernandes Sustainer, which gives almost limitless sustain to both single notes and chords alike. Mini toggle switches on the body can be used to activate it, while another gives the player control over different harmonic modes which alter the frequency of the feedback. Paired with a Texas Special single coil in the middle position and a Seymour Duncan JB Jr in the bridge, the Ed O'Brien Stratocaster gives you classic Fender twang, full bodied rhythm tones and ethereal sustain all in one package. 

Vintage style tuners, a six saddle vintage style synchronised tremolo and a 10/56 "V" shape neck profile give a throughly vintage touch to an other wise distinctly modern and forward thinking instrument, making the Ed O'Brien Stratocaster the perfect guitar for anyone looking to expand the sonic possibilities of their playing.

Model Specs

Body

  • Body Material: Alder 
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane 
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

  • Neck Material: Maple 
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Back with Gloss Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 "V" Back-Shape 
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) 
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple 
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) 
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Narrow Tall 
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone 
  • Nut Width: 1.65" (42 mm) 
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot 
  • Truss Rod:  Standard
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment


Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB Jr 
  • Middle Pickup: Texas Special Single Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Sustainer Driver
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Intensity Control, Active Sustainer On/ Off Switch, Fundamental/ Harmonic/ Blend Switch
  • 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
  • Configuration HSH
  • Special Electronics: Active Sustainer Driver/ Pickup powered by 9V battery


Hardwear

  • Bridge: 6 Saddle Vintage Style Synchronised Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage Style
  • Pickguard: 3 ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: White Plastic
  • Switch Tip: White
  • Neck Plate: Custom EOB Logo

Accessories

  • Deluxe Gig Bag

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