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Dave Murray Stratocaster — List: $2,299.99 Street: $1,749.99

Guitarist Dave Murray of seminal U.K. metal heroes Iron Maiden has been banging his head with Fender since the mid-'70s. Murray recently collaborated with Fender on a signature Stratocaster® guitar based on his '57 model, previously owned by late great Free guitarist Paul Kossoff. The Dave Murray Stratocaster boasts a supercharged HSH configuration, DiMarzio® PAF® 36th Anniversary DP103 neck pickup, DiMarzio® Super Distortion® DP100 bridge pickup and a Fender vintage-style middle pickup. Other features include a lacquer finish and a flatter soft "V"-shaped neck with satin back. Vintage tweed hard-shell case included.

General

Model Name: Dave Murray Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0118802806
Series: Artist
Advertised Price: $1749.99
Color: Black

 

Body

Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

 

Neck

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Satin Finish on Back
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Headstock: Artist Signature on Headstock
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized

 

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio® DP100 Super Distortion Humbucking
Middle Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: DiMarzio® PAF DP-103
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HSH

 

Hardware

Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: American Vintage
Tuning Machines: 6-in-Line American Vintage
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Switch Tips: Parchment

 

Miscellaneous

Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Chrome Pickup Bezels (Mounted by Pickup Mounting Screws Only, Corner Screw Holes Empty Per Dave Murray's Specifications), Modified Soft "V" Shape Maple Neck, Dave Murray Signature on Back of Headstock, Aged White Plastic Parts with Black Switch Tip, Black Dot Position Inlays, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut
Included Accessories: Vintage Tweed Case, Vintage Style Strap, Cable

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