Fender ’63 Landau Custom Fiesta Red Stratocaster Electric Guitar – Signed & Played by Landau!

Fender ’63 Landau Custom Fiesta Red Stratocaster Electric Guitar – Signed & Played by Landau!


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This particular Fender '63 Michael Landau Custom Shop Fiesta Red Stratocaster Electric Guitar is unique in that it was played AND personally signed by the man himself! See photos...

OHSC & Case Candy Included!


Michael Landau is a session legend who's played for countless big names such as B.B. King, Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and more. Fender has teamed up with Landau to create a signature guitar based on his own vintage 1963 Stratocaster using some of the highest-quality parts and craftsmanship Fender has to offer. With its hand-selected lightweight alder body, custom neck profile and custom shop hand-wound pickups and wiring, this guitar is built to meet the demands of a professional and versatile player such as Landau.

Body and Neck

The body is made from alder which is the classic choice for Strats, however, the wood used for the Landau signature Strat is hand-selected to ensure it is lightweight and high-quality. As a result, this Strat will take less of a physical toll than your average Strat. The body has a faded Fiesta Red over 3-Colour Sunburst finish with nitrocellulose lacquer for that vintage feel.

The neck is, of course, maple, but with a special profile that Fender calls a “custom oval C” shape. Flatter than a traditional “C” shape but still fits comfortably in the hand. As it’s a recreation of ‘63 Strat, this guitar has a rosewood fingerboard with a vintage-correct 7.25” radius. The rosewood provides a playing surface that’s smooth and natural-feeling while the curved radius makes playing chords and rhythms a breeze. Less traditional are the 6105 frets which are a more modern size that’s both narrow and tall.

Pickups and Electronics

While this guitar is based on a 60s model, the pickups are Custom Shop Fat ‘50s Stratocaster pickups. These pickups give the classic smooth and articulate Strat tones that you know and love but with more power and low-end response for when you want to get a more aggressive sound. The wiring also strays from the vintage formula. The Landau Strat has a 5-way pickup selector rather than the 3-way switch that was used in the 60s, and the second tone control is wired to the bridge pickup (rather than the middle) so you can tame some of those spiky high frequencies.

Serial# : R75848
  • Weight : 7.38 lbs.
  • 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
  • Mark Kendrick 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