Fender EOB Ed O'Brien Sustainer Stratocaster Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Using his signature Fernandes Sustainer-equipped Fender Stratocaster, you too can unleash the same lush, atmospheric soundscapes as Radiohead's Ed O'Brien.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Fernandes Sustainer Near-infinite sustain on one or more strings
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Seymour Duncan JB Jr pickup High output single-coil-size "rails" humbucker
Texas Special pickup Delivers snappy and hot midrange; great for blues

Ed O'Brien's ambient, ethereal and orchestral guitar style is an essential part of the sonic identity of Radiohead. Fender partnered with this groundbreaking player to create the Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster: an instrument as unique as his sound. This inspiring guitar is perfect for creating lush, layered soundscapes and finding your own creative voice. The Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster offers a wide palette of tones thanks to its Seymour Duncan JB Jr. humbucking bridge pickup, Texas Special single-coil middle pickup and Fernandes Sustainer unit in the neck position. The Sustainer works some technical magic to create near-infinite sustain on one or more strings, making it easy to achieve thick, textured sounds. The Sustainer's controls include an on/off switch, intensity control and three-position switch to select the mode: Fundamental-only, Harmonic-only or Blend. A mix of modern and classic, this Stratocaster features a 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, a "10/56 V" neck profile, 21 narrow-jumbo frets, a synthetic bone nut and a special neck plate engraved with a custom "Flower of Life" emblem. The Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster is the perfect tool for players looking to find their own creative voice.

Hear the EOB Sustainer Strat in action in our Legends of Tone: Radiohead video
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- Model Name: EOB Stratocaster, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White
- Model #: 140192305
- Series: Artist
- Color: Olympic White
- Body: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Back with Gloss Headstock Face
- Neck Shape: 10/56 "V" Back-Shape
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Frets Size: Narrow Tall
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Truss Rods: Standard
- Bridge Pickup: Duncan JB Jr.
- Middle Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
- Neck Pickup: Sustainer Driver
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Intensity Control, Active Sustainer On/Off Switch, Fundamental/Harmonic/Blend Switch
- Pickup Switching: 5-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
- Pickup Configuration: HSH
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
- Control Knobs: White Plastic
- Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Olympic White
Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0140192305

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted April 17, 2018 by Jamie J in New Haven, CT
"It has opened up a whole new world of playing for me"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've only played Tele's my whole life, since the 80's. Love the tone and how versatile they are. I recently got a Nashville Tele (vintage noiseless Tele pickups (neck and bridge) and a single vintage noiseless Strat pickup (middle) with five-way Strat-o-Tone switching) and was liking the combo of sounds. Being "older" I'm getting into more atmospheric, mellower grooves and was looking for something to get into a new place. Liking the Tele-Strat tones and Radiohead's body of work, I messed around with ebows and Memory Man's but wasn't getting there. After seeing a few demos of this guitar, I had to do it. While it took 5 months to arrive, I absolutely love this guitar. It is a stunner. Absolutely gorgeous and a very smooth fretboard compared to the Nashville Tele. The sustainer was a bit mild upon arrival but I put a new battery in and it went off the rails. There is definitely a learning curve here, palming a bit to minimize the sustainer, but it is brilliant. I've finally dialed in what I was looking for. On the Strat end, it has all the "chirp" that Tele players look for (once in a while) ;-)
Musical Background:
I'm a used to be... I have an actual job now and mess around
Musical Style:
Everything... I don't know, is it new wave? Taliking Heads, Bowie, VU... and all classic rock, Stones, Kinks and that other one
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