Fender launches Albert Hammond Jr Stratocaster
Vintage-leaning appointments include ’70s-style headstock and bullet truss rod nut.
Fender has officially released the Albert Hammond Jr Stratocaster, after unveiling it at Summer NAMM.
The axe, created in collaboration with the Strokes guitarist, is informed by his very own 1985 reissue of a ’72 Strat. It even sports Hammond’s unique pup switching system: position one and three are reversed, and position four activates both neck and bridge single-coils. Fender has also included other vintage-leaning appointments like a ’70s-style large headstock and logo, bullet truss rod nut and three-bolt “F”-stamped neck plate with period-accurate Micro-Tilt.
Specs-wise, the Albert Hammond Jr Stratocaster features an alder body dipped in a gloss polyester finish, a maple modern C-shaped neck with rosewood fingerboard, and custom ceramic single-coil Stratocaster pickups.
Listen to the guitar here:
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