Fender honours Harley-Davidson's 105th Anniversary with custom black Stratocaster

To celebrate Harley-Davidson's 105th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee, Wis. Aug. 27-31, 2008, the Fender Custom Shop has created three special edition Fender Stratocaster guitars commemorating the event.

Harley-Davidson's 105th Anniversary Stratocaster

The first guitar (#1 of 3) will be auctioned online with proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The auction runs from Aug. 21 through Sept. 4, 2008. The guitar is valued at $10,000 and will be exhibited on the Summerfest grounds August 29-30 at Harley-Davidson's Wreck Room exhibit.

The custom black Stratocaster features black cherry pin striping and a combination of black chrome and black nickel hardware. Other features include the Harley-Davidson bar and shield logo engraved on the jack plate, head stock applique, serialized neck plate and a Harley-Davidson inlay on the neck in black polycarbonate. The guitar is also highlighted by a perforated alloy pick-guard and back plates assembled with the use of socket-head Allen screws commonly used by Harley-Davidson on their motorcycles.

The guitars were designed and built by revered 20-year Custom Shop veteran Master Builder Scott Buehl. Buehl created the design in collaboration with the Harley-Davidson Styling Department. Buehl also built the Harley-Davidson 90th Anniversary guitar which debuted in 1993 with a production run of 109 guitars.

Later this year, the second guitar (#2 of 3) will be donated by Fender to the new Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., while the third guitar (#3 of 3) will be exhibited at the Fender Museum in Corona, Calif.

For more information, please visit www.fender.com, www.h-d4mda.com and www.harley-davisdon.com/105th.

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