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

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Submitted April 17, 2018 by Jamie J in New Haven, CT
"It has opened up a whole new world of playing for me"
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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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Submitted December 23, 2018 by Mark B in Cincinnati, OH
"Looks like a Stratocaster but has its own personality"
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Definitely a learning curve to mastering this instruments potentially. I use a ebow for a lot of my songs and the sustainer reacts similar but my first impression was how genius the wiring was custructed. I found the guitar to be easy and familiar to play like a traditional Stratocaster but was impressed with how subtle the sustainer functioned when engaged. I own several Stratocasters and I found the neck to be chunky in comparison but very comfortable to play. The tremolo is very responsive primarily due too fender using only two springs. You’ll find this setup to be practical for maximizing your control when used in conjunction with the sustainer. If you notice fret buzz out of the box you’ll need to make a minor truss rod adjustment but all considering it’s ready to plug-in and play.
Sound
Pickups are nice selection and give you a variety of tonal options. Setting this guitar apart out of the box from standard Stratocasters.
Features
Fan of the vintage style tuners and bridge. Sustainer pickup has a nice tonal sound. I would have preferred a 22 fret neck over the 21 fret due to the purpose of this instrument.
Ease of Use
Straight forward operation. Sustainer will take time to get use to using. You’ll find the need to use thumb to mute E string for better control of using sustainer.
Quality
Quality is top notch looks and feels like some American made Stratocasters. * the rear cavity is raw wood, i’m Curious as to if the inside cavity has been painted and treated with conductive paint to reduce feedback. You’ll have to check for yourself however with that said for a Stratocaster there is not a lot of hum.
Value
For the price a hardcase should have been included over a gigbag.
Manufacturer Support
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The Wow Factor
This guitar inspired me to write new music within minutes of playing it. It’s a tool that looks like a Stratocaster but has a personality of it’s own.
Musical Background:
21 years Guitarist
Musical Style:
Blues, Rock, Indie, metal, experimental
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Submitted June 11, 2018 by Stephen H in Telford, PA
"nice guitar, took a little patience"
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I really like the guitar now that I've spent a little time with it. Ive never used a susatainer before this guitar so I am still figuring out how to use it for my own style. The more I use it the more I am getting used to flipping it on and off for a cool effect rather than trying to use it for a whole song. I am not crazy about the texas special (its not bad, but i really prefer the fat 50's ) , but the other two pickups sound great. All in all it is a very different guitar than I am used to. After two months with it I am really glad to have it. Its currently my favorite gutiar to play. The neck also took a little adjustment, but now i like it.
Musical Background:
amatuer guitarist
Musical Style:
rock, folk,
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Submitted June 17, 2018 by Stephen H in Telford, PA
"Unique and versatile guitar"
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It took a few days but once i got familiar with the sustainer, the pickups, and the bigger neck, I really learned to love this guitar. It has so many sounds inside of it. Most of the classic strat sounds and so much more with the sustainer. I've got to figure out the tuning issues. Maybe get a luthier to fix the nut. It's not too bad, but the tuning can be an issue.
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