We’ve heard rumblings of a Ryan Adams Strat for some time now, but recent Instagram and Twitter posts from the man himself have very much confirmed its existence - and then some.
Judging from the images and video, Adams’ first prototype signature is packing slick triple-colour binding on a sparkly black finish, with white binding on the black scratchplate, which looks to be from California design co Decoboom.
My Sig Stratocaster Prototype #1 woke me up. I dreamed about it glowing? Hmm Thank you, @Fender this is gonna rule.... Few more tweaks... pic.twitter.com/JxpdFtTFAKOctober 25, 2017
There are no specs on the single coil pickups yet, although they sound pretty high-output in the video below - which would match the guitar's headstock, taken from the Heavy Metal HM Strat of the ’80s.
Adams was traditionally associated with his walnut Gibson ES-335, known as Peanut, but in recent years has turned to Strats as his weapon of choice.
If there are still tweaks to be made, the timing’s probably a little tight for Winter NAMM in January, but we’d expect this stunner to surface next summer.