Fender board director gets own signature
By MusicRadar/Total Guitar/Guitarist
NAMM 2016: In a move that's taken pretty much no-one by complete surprise, two years after The Edge joined the Fender board of directors the U2 guitarist finally has his widely-rumoured signature guitar, alongside a suitably desirable signature amp.
The Edge Strat will apparently replace the guitarists' usual collection of vintage instruments on tour, so it's safe to assume that the design was a genuinely considered, close collaboration between endorsee and luthier.
Features include two special Custom Shop Fat 50s single-coil pickups in the neck and middle position, cranking out versatile tone with enhanced bass response, a DiMarzio® FS-1™ pickup at the bridge and a quartersawn maple neck for an Edge-ish bright tone.
The Edge Deluxe amp, released alongside the Strat, is essentially an update of the '57 tweed Deluxe he currently uses - a 12-watt hand-wired amp configured for a tighter low end response.
The Fender Strat will retail for approx $1800/£1260, while the Deluxe will set you back $2399/£1740.