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Fender Michael Landau Coma Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Coma Red

Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard and Unique Coma Finish

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SKU: 0115610839-SNT

Product Description

Having performed on countless albums across four decades – Michael Landau is undoubtedly one of the most recorded guitarists of all time. An L.A. session ace and a player’s player, Landau’s soulful, dynamic, and endlessly creative playing has graced records by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Mile Davis, Boz Scaggs, Pink Floyd, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Bonnie Raitt and many more.

Throughout his session work and solo career, Mike’s constant companion, workhorse, canvas, and muse has been a 1959 Stratocaster called “Coma.” Michael found the Coma, already modified, at a local L.A. guitar shop when he was 16. The refinished body and swapped-out pickups gave him all the permission he needed to customize the instrument throughout his career to match his evolving style and meet the needs of round-the-clock studio sessions. The distinctive, half-stripped Dakota Red finish and permanent marker “Coma” graphic make it unmistakable, but the guitar has had several different incarnations over the years, hosting a wide variety of pickups, electronics, hardware configurations and bridges.

The version of Coma recreated in the Fender Stories collection represents the guitar as it exists now. Electronics include custom-designed ML Ultra Noiseless Strat neck-and-middle pickups and a custom Wide Range humbucking pickup in the bridge position. Hardware includes a 6-screw vintage-style Stratocaster tremolo with a cold-rolled steel block, a custom ML-spec neck, Fender ClassicGear tuning machines and the signature faded red satin lacquer body complete with a Floyd Rose route. The Michael Landau Coma Stratocaster wears its rich history on full display, truly representing a vital artist that’s always in transition.

Also included are a “Coma” sticker set, custom strap, Coma pick tin (with limited edition Michael Landau picks) and a custom Coma-embroidered hardshell case.

Key Features

  • ‘59 Alder Body with Coma-Faded Red Lacquer Finish - A classic Fender tonewood known for punch and clarity, this alder body features a faded red lacquer finish replicating Michael’s Coma Stratocaster.
  • Michael Landau Signature Pickups - Michael’s signature pickup set includes a custom-voiced Wide-Range CuNiFe humbucking bridge pickup combined with custom-voiced Ultra Noiseless single-coil pickups delivering sparkling highs, punchy midrange, and full lows to flawlessly re-create Michael’s legendary hot-rodded Stratocaster tones.
  • Custom “C” Shape Maple Neck with Slab Rosewood Fretboard - The Michael Landau Stratocaster features a maple neck with slab rosewood fingerboard, a time-tested Fender tonewood formula that produces clear, spanky fundamentals with warm, smooth highs.
  • 7.25” Radius with Narrow Tall Frets 7.25” - The vintage-accurate 7.25” fingerboard radius provides vintage comfort and playability with slightly more height than vintage for big bends and wide vibrato.
  • ClassicGear Tuners and Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo - ClassicGear tuning machines combine vintage looks with a modern 18:1 gear ratio for smooth, precise performance and the vintage-style synchronized tremolo features bent steel saddles and a cold rolled steel block for the purest Fender tone and performance.
  • Custom Neck Plate with Coma Artwork - The Custom Neck plate immortalizes the Coma’s now iconic hand-sharpied artwork.
  • Hardshell Deluxe Case - Vintage Style Navy Blue Tolex with Brown Ends (Gold Interior with Coma Embroidery)

Specifications

Neck

  • Headstock: Stratocaster
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Gloss Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Custom “C”
  • Neck Construction: 4-Bolt Standard
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25” (184.1mm)
  • Fretboard Material: Slab Rosewood
  • Fret Size: Narrow Tall
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (64.77cm)
  • Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot – 7mm
  • Side Dots: White Perloid
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42mm)
  • Nut Material: Bone

Hardware

  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Bridge Mounting: 6-Screw Vintage-Style
  • Tremolo Block: Cold-Rolled Steel
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Pickup Covers: Aged White
  • Control Knobs: Black Stratocaster Style Skirt
  • Switch Tip: Aged White
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender ClassicGear
  • String Trees: Butterfly
  • Strings: Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
  • Tremolo Arm: Arms Screw-In
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Coma Artwork, Serialized
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style

Body

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Body Material: Alder

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom ML CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup: ML Ultra Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: ML Ultra Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
  • Pickup Configuration: H/S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1, (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Switching: Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Measurements

  • Dimensions: 6.30” x 17.20” x 43.30”

Miscellaneous

  • Included: “Coma” sticker set, custom strap, Coma pick tin (with limited edition Michael Landau picks) and a Custom Coma-embroidered hardshell case.

Written by Olly Parkhouse

Customer Reviews

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Trusted Customer26th Feb 2024

this guitar sounds and playes like a dream

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Teddy22nd May 2023

Absolutely stunning build quality - the colour is so unique, I've really never seen anything quite like it. Comes up somewhere between red and orange - photographs are great on the site but still can't quite do it justice :) And the sound and playability - this is my go-to strat now. Absolutely bangin'

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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