NAMM 2015: Longtime Fender fury Dave Murray of Iron Maiden has teamed up with Fender for a new signature model, dubbed the Dave Murray California Series Strat.
The new model sees Fender and Murray focus on emulating his onstage favourite with three singlecoil-sized humbuckers, including two Seymour Duncan Hot Rails and a JB Jr. This in contrast to the previous model's HSH configuration.
Aside from a Floyd Rose vibrato and nut and a suitably speedy compound radius fingerboard, the other features on the California Series Strat remain quite traditional and there's no coil-splitting electronic trickery etc.
Fender says the new guitar should hit retailers' shelves in mid-February. For more information, go to www.fender.com.