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A signature model designed by one of the pioneers of metal

Guitarist Dave Murray of seminal U.K. metal heroes Iron Maiden has been laying it down with a Fender since the mid '70s. Murray recently joined forces with Fender to create a signature electric guitar based on his own '57 Stratocaster, previously owned by the late, guitarist Paul Kossoff from the band Free.

The Dave Murray Stratocaster guitar boasts a supercharged humbucker/single-coil/humbucker configuration—a DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary DP103 neck pickup, a DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 bridge pickup, and a Fender vintage-style middle pickup. The Fender Dave Murray Guitar includes a lacquer finish, and a flatter, soft V-shaped neck with satin back. Includes case.

Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Model Name: Dave Murray Stratocaster
    Series: Artist Series
    Body: Comfort-contoured alder body
    Neck: 1-piece maple, modified soft V-shape,
    (nitrocellulose lacquer finish with satin finish on back)
    Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" radius (241 mm)
    Frets: 21 medium jumbo

    Pickups:

    Neck: DiMarzio PAF DP-103
    Middle: Vintage-style Strat Single-Coil
    Bridge: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100


    Controls: Master volume, Tone 1. (neck pickup), Tone 2. (middle and bridge pickups)

    Pickup Switching—3-position blade:

    Position 1: Bridge humbucking pickup
    Position 2: Middle pickup
    Position 3: Neck humbucking pickup


    Bridge: American Vintage synchronized tremolo
    Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuning machines
    Hardware: Chrome
    Pickguard: 1-ply white, (8-hole)
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)

    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

    Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
    Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
    P/N 0730250206
    Accessories: Vintage-style strap, cable
    Case: vintage tweed case
    Introduced: 1/2009




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  • Flawless

    As reviewed by JB on 12/3/2010

    What can i say about this guitar? Absolutely flawless. I also play a Les Paul Custom through Marshall tubes. It isn't truly possible to compare a Les Paul to a Fender Strat (or vice-versa). Both are absolutely at the top of their respective classes. Both are capable of creating sounds that the other can't quite match. As for this beauty, I am in love! While it has a non-traditional strat H-S-H configuration, the neck pickup is extremely warm for all things bluesy/clean. The versatility of this guitar is amazing! The bridge pickup which is a DP100 absolutely rocks the house for rock/metal. The middle vintage fender single coil really doesn't do much for me. The output is about half of the neck or bridge pickup and is tough to switch without involving volume pedals, etc. It is a custom shop guitar and bears a custom shop price. The best part is that it also has the custom shop sound. From Blues to Metal, I am so happy with this guitar that i hate to admit that the Les Paul has been collecting dust, i just cannot get enough of my new strat!

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  • unique!!

    As reviewed by Francesco on 10/7/2009

    I got this guitar and it is awesome! I couldn't beleive how good it sounded. Is my first Fender and its so light...wow!! The neck its so softly and plays great. Both humbuking are greats strong sound and the single coil suond great too. Looks awesome too, in a few words a great guitar....worth avery single box.. this is a great guitar from a great guitar player and a great brand!! Up The Maiden...Up Dave Murray and Up Fender!!

    27 of 46 people found this review helpful.
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