Fender Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster - NAMM 2015

Fender teams up with the Iron Maiden guitarist yet again for another variation of the Dave Murray Stratocaster.

Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster

This new release is part of Fender's California Series, a traditional looking instrument that comes equipped with a trio of modern single-coil-sized humbuckers.

Dave's signature Strat has changed in a number of ways since he started officially endorsing Fender 10 years ago, and this release is going to be the latest version.

Inspired by Murray's longtime onstage go-to guitar, the 2015 Dave Murray Stratocaster blends classic looks with modern sounds, featuring the timeless Strat body paired with a 2-color sunburst, and three Seymour Duncan humbuckers.

It starts off with an alder body carved into the familiar double cutaway shape of the Strat, and finished in vintage style 2-tone sunburst. These features giving it all the makings for a vintage style Strat, but as expected it gets a modern twist thanks to the two Seymour Duncan Hot Rails for the bridge and neck pickup, and how they work with the Seymour Duncan JB Jr. on the middle position.

These pickups are meant to handle the high-gain tones that Dave would usually be requiring, while still having the flexibility to cover some vintage style tones. They are routed to a conventional 5-way pickup selector, master volume knob, and two tone knobs for each version.

The neck is crafted from maple and is topped by a rosewood fretboard, again following traditional Strat builds. It has a scale length of 25.5", 21 medium jumbo frets and a nutwidth of 1.6875", all carved into a "C" shape profile. Other features include a Floyd Rose Original Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo, Deluxe Staggered tuning machines, and white control knobs.

This new signature guitar is just one of the many new signature guitars that Fender unveiled at the recently concluded 2015 NAMM Show.

The new Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster has an MSRP of just under $1000, and is scheduled for release in the middle of February 2015. Visit Fender for further details.

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