"Originally my work was design, modification, repair, and custom building. I guess you would say the objectives were durability, performance, and tone." - Leo Fender

Confession time: this is the Custom Shop Strat we've been dying to get our hands on since we became Custom Shop dealers! Fiesta Red '63 Strat? Landau specs? We're in! 

World-renowned session ace Michael Landau has played on hundreds of albums since the early 1980s. 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 1963 Relic Stratocaster is based on Landau's 1963 Stratocaster, with a hand-selected lightweight alder body, special "custom oval C" neck profile, custom hand-wound pickups and wiring, and a worn Fiesta Red over Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Other features 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.

Simply put? This thing plays, looks, feels, and sounds incredible! Don't take our word for it - definitely check out the video link and you'll see why Michael is one of our favorite players. 

Color us mighty impressed - this is a really, really great Custom Shop Strat, end of story! Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Fiesta Red over 3-Tone Sunburst, nitro lacquer 
  • Select Lightweight Alder Body
  • Maple neck, round laminated rosewood fretboard
  • Custom "C" neck carve
  • 7.25" Radius
  • 21 Narrow Jumbo Frets
  • Custom Shop Fat 50's Pickups
  • 5-way switch
  • Master Volume, Tone 1 (neck/middle), Tone 2 (bridge)
  • 3-Ply Mint Green Pickguard
  • 6 Saddle Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Bone Nut, 1.65"
  • 9-42 Strings
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • 7lbs 10oz

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