Ritchie Blackmore Signature Stratocaster


Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has been creating memorable guitar riffs for decades. His deft phrasing and unmistakable tone have helped make the phrase “guitar solo” a household term. Blackmore and Fender are now proud to introduce the Ritchie Blackmore Signature Stratocaster guitar, based on his favorite ’70s model and featuring a maple neck with a graduated scalloped rosewood fretboard, Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound Flat™ pickups, and ’70s-style “F” tuners. Deluxe gig bag included.

Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore (born 14 April 1945 in Weston-super-Mare) is an English guitarist, who was a founding member of hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. Blackmore left Deep Purple first in 1975 and for a second time in 1993 due to a growing rift between Blackmore and other members in spite of renewed commercial success. His current band is the Renaissance influenced Blackmore's Night. Blackmore was ranked #55 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".In his soloing, Blackmore combines blues scales and phrases with minor scales and ideas from European classical music. While playing he would often put the pick in his mouth to play with his fingers.

The first Deep Purple years (1968-1975)
The first Rainbow years (1975–1984)
The second Deep Purple years (1984-1993)
The second Rainbow years (1993-1997)
The Blackmore's Night years (1997-present)
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Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster®, Scalloped Rosewood Fretboard, Olympic White


Model: 0139010305



Specifications:

  • Model Name: Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster®
  • Model Number: 013-9010-(305)
  • Series: Artist Series
  • Colors: (305) Olympic White, (Polyester Finish)
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple, U Shape, (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Graduated Scalloped Rosewood, 7.25” Radius (184 mm)
  • No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
  • Pickups:
    Neck: Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound Flat™ SSL-4 Single-Coil Strat® Pickup
    Middle: Non-Active Dummy Pickup
    Bridge: Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound Flat™ SSL-4 Single-Coil Strat® Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck and Middle Pickup), Tone 2 (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
    Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickup
    Position 3: Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Machine Heads: Fender® Vintage F Style Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Unique Features: Graduated Scalloped Rosewood Fretboard, Ritchie Blackmore Signature on Front of Headstock, Flush Mounted Dunlop® Straplok® Retainer System Buttons, Large 70s Style Headstock, 70s Style Decal, Bullet Truss Rod Adjustment Nut, 3-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™ Neck Adjustment, Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Black Plastic Knobs, Pickup Covers, Tremolo and Switch Tips, Synthetic Bone Nut.
  • Strings: Fender® Super Bullets® 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), P/N 073-3250-003
  • Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Introduced: 1/2009

    Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (United States): $1,499.99

    Source: Fender, Wikipedia.
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