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STROKE AND STRUM
The Albert Hammond Jr Stratocaster celebrates the unique sound and iconic style that continues to define generations of young guitarists starting bands in the back of their garages. When it came time for Albert Hammond Jr to lay down the guitar tracks for The Strokes’ catalog as well as his solo work, which includes the critically acclaimed album, Francis Trouble, he reached for his 1985 reissue of a ‘72 Strat®. As a unique touch we’ve replicated Hammond’s customized pickups switching: pickup switch position four activates the neck and bridge pickups in tandem, while positions one and three are reversed from the traditional layout. Hammond’s signature graces the back of the large ‘70s-style headstock, while other ‘70s-inspired features include bullet truss rod nut, 3-bolt “F”-stamped neck plate with period-correct Micro-Tilt™ adjustment and a ‘70s-era logo.
- Alder body; period-accurate gloss polyester finish
- Three custom ceramic single-coil Stratocaster pickups
- “Modern C”-shaped neck; 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard
- Unique pickup switching; ‘70s-era headstock and logo
- Tremolo arm not included
- Includes deluxe gig bag
A period-accurate touch, the large headstock brings an aesthetic straight from the ‘70s into the modern day.
CUSTOM CERAMIC SINGLE-COIL PICKUPS
There’s nothing like the timeless singing, snapping, screaming and sparkling sound of Fender ceramic single-coil Stratocaster pickups.
CUSTOM PICKUP SWITCHING
Pickup switch position four activates the neck and bridge pickups in tandem, unlocking Tele®-like two-pickup tones. Positions 1 and 3 are also reversed from the traditional layout.
3-BOLT NECK PLATE
A vintage-correct feature, this 3-bolt neck plate features our classic Micro-Tilt to help you adjust the neck angle for just the right action for your playing style.
BULLET TRUSS ROD NUT
For 1970s-era authenticity, this guitar features the “bullet” truss rod system introduced in 1971, when the truss rod adjustment mechanism was changed to a bullet-shaped nut.
“F”-STAMPED TUNING MACHINES
Stamped with our classic “F” logo, these period-correct tuning machines feature slotted posts for quick string changes.
Body FinishGloss Polyester
Neck FinishGloss Urethane
Neck ShapeModern “C”
Scale Length25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets21
Fret SizeMedium Jumbo
Nut MaterialSynthetic Bone
Nut Width1.650″ (42 mm)
Position InlaysWhite Dot
Truss RodBullet Style
Truss Rod NutBullet Style
Bridge PickupCustom Ceramic Single-Coil
Middle PickupCustom Ceramic Single-Coil
Neck PickupCustom Ceramic Single-Coil
ControlsMaster Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Switching5-Position Blade: Position 1. Middle Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Bridge Pickup, Position 4. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Bridge6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Set Flat to Body
Tuning MachinesFender® Vintage “F” Stamped
Control KnobsParchment Plastic
Neck Plate3-Bolt “F” Stamped with Micro-Tilt™
StringsFender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Other FeaturesTremolo set flush to body, No tremolo arm included with guitar, Special set of 4 custom guitar picks
Legal NoticeWARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Case/Gig BagDeluxe Gig Bag
Included AccessoriesPack of 4 custom picks
Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!
With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!
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Layaway is an option!
- Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
- Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days.
- A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
- The item will ship immediately following payment in full, which may be before the 90 day layaway period.
- There are no returns on layaway items. There are no refunds of payments towards a layaway item.
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