Fender Ritchie Blackmore Strat

£1,219.00 Available for Pre-Order

Fender Ritchie Blackmore Strat

Includes Gig Bag

RRP £1,269.00 Save £50.00

£1,219.00

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Manufacturer's ID: 0139010305

What we say:

70s Stratocaster legend Ritchie Blackmore is a guitar hero to many: his epic fretboard excursions with Deep Purple defined 70s hard rock for many people. Since he almost exclusively used Strats, Fender saw fit to reward his decades of dedication with his own signature model.

From a distance, this looks like a fairly straightforward white Strat: it is not until you get closer you begin to notice the specific details. For instance, the middle pickup is not a pickup at all! It is merely a dummy, there to preserve the look of the Strat. The two actual pickups are high powered Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders, excellent and versatile units.

A significant feature of this guitar is the custom scalloping on the fingerboard. It is gradual, beginning a few frets up on the heavier strings and at the nut for the lighter strings. The scalloping is shallow to begin with, gaining in depth as the frets progress higher. This modification allows super-fast playing since your fingers have to merely touch the strings to sound a note, meaning you can skip around significantly faster than on a standard fingerboard.

Aside from the specialist scalloping, the Rosewood fingerboard has 21 vintage sized frets on a curved 7.25” radius.

For Seventies-style shredding and expressive neoclassical playing, this instrument is a powerful ally.

Specification

Body Alder
Neck Maple
Neck Shape "U"
Fingerboard Graduated Scalloped Rosewood
Scale 25.5"
Radius 7.25"
Frets 21, Vintage
Nut Synthetic Bone
Nut Width 1.65"
Pickups Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Flat SSL-4 Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity (Bridge & Neck), Non-Active "Dummy" (Middle)
Controls Volume, Two Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style  Synchronised Tremolo
Tuners Fender Vintage "F" Stamped

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (3 reviews)

Love this guitar, the shop made some minor adjustments before I bought it and I play this all the time. Ritchie Blackmore Strat is a great instrument

T.L. - 15/1/2013

Great guitar, playable straight from the box, and you can't often say that.

R.S. - 2/11/2012

It's a Strat say no more!!!

N.J. - 31/7/2012

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