Dave Murray Stratocaster®


Model #: 0118802806
Dave Murray Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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Seit Mitte der 70er prägte Dave Murray zusammen mit seiner Fender durch sein unverkennbares Gitarrenspiel den Sound der britischen Metal-Legende Iron Maiden. Murray entwickelte erst vor Kurzem gemeinsam mit Fender ein Signature Model auf Basis seiner eigenen 57-er Stratocaster, die zuvor dem verstorbenen großartigen Free-Gitarristen Paul Kossoff gehörte. Die Dave Murray Stratocaster wurde mit einer kraftstrotzenden HSH Konfiguration hochgerüstet — ein DiMarzio® PAF® 36th Anniversary DP103 Halspickup, ein DiMarzio® Super Distortion® DP100 Stegpickup und ein Fender Mittelpickup mit Vintage-Charakteristik. Zu den weiteren Features zählen eine Nitrolackierung und ein flacherer sanft V-förmiger Hals mit seidenmattem Rücken. Inklusive Vintage Tweed-Koffer.


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Instant Maiden, but so much more

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bruceboomstick on May 23, 2014
Blues Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

It's probably fair comment to say that this guitar is going to appeal to Maiden fans first and foremost. However I think that build and features mean that it has a lot to offer rock and metal players in general.

What I particularly like is that this strat kind of reflects what a lot of us were doing in the eighties - hot rodding strats to turn them into screaming metal monsters. The DM Strat is basically a '57 re-issue that has been modified to do metal - pickups are the obvious change, but the satin back to the neck and subtle profile change all add speed an playability.

Tonally the DP100 does what you think it should - it's still one of my personal favourites. The DP103 in the neck is quite a contrast - it's thick and fat and gives that classic Murray solo tone. The middle single could should not be overlooked (although I believe that on Dave's original the middle p/up is not connected) it gives a great clean sound - very handy for the quiet bits!

Overall a great guitar - I wonder if the addition of a 5 way switch may have brought a bit more to the party - but that's an easy mod to do if you fancy expanding the switching options.

Build quality is excellent - finish is great solid, case is a nice added touch

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IT"S AWESOME

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rockthis on October 12, 2013 (updated October 14, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

This is the BEST SUPERCHARGED STRAT i have ever owned.......it plays excellent, killer sound, love the feel of the neck, very fast

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Screaming Strat

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Bubbha on February 18, 2013
Amateur Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

I actually won this guitar in an Iron Maiden contest. While I've been a bass player for 30 years, I just started learning to play guitar a few years ago. There is nothing about this guitar that doesn't WOW me. I push this through an OCD pedal and the sound is just crazy. The build on this guitar is tight. As soon as you pick it up, you can feel that you have a quality built instrument in your hands. The signature part makes it even cooler! The best way I can describe how much I like this guitar would be to say even if I hadn't won it and paid full retail for it, I would love it just as much.

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Model Name: Dave Murray Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0118802806
Series: Artist
Color: Black

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Ahorn
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Satin Finish on Back
Neck Shape: dezente "V" Form
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Jumbo medium
String Nut: Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: schwarze Punktpositionseinlagen
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Headstock: Künstlersignatur auf der Kopfplatte
Neck Plate: serialisierte 4-Punkt Halsbefestigungsplatte

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Dimarzio® Super Distortion® DP100
Middle Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Dimarzio® PAF DP-103
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Hals-Pickup), Tone 2. (Steg/Mittel-Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Weg Klingenschalter: Position 1. Steg-Pickup, Position 2. Mittel-Pickup, Position 3. Hals-Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HSH

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Chrom
Tremolo Arm Handle: American Vintage Tremolohebel
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Stimmmechaniken
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: altweiße Drehregler
Switch Tips: Schalterkappe mit Pergament-Struktur

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Chrome Pickup Bezels (Mounted by Pickup Mounting Screws Only, Corner Screw Holes Empty Per Dave Murray's Specifications), Modified Soft "V" Shape Maple Neck, Dave Murray Signature on Back of Headstock, Aged White Plastic Parts with Black Switch Tip, Black Dot Position Inlays, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut
Included Accessories: Vintage Tweed Case, Vintage Style Strap, Cable