ED O’BRIEN FENDER STRATOCASTER

Posted: November 16, 2017 in Guitars
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At times ethereal and ambient, at others dystopian and aggressive, Ed O’Brien’s contributions to Radiohead’s catalog have been as unique as the man himself. When he needed a guitar that could go above and beyond the normal requirements of the instrument, he chose to create something all his own. The result is this: the EOB Sustainer Stratocaster. 

Ed has kitted his Strat out with an intriguing combo of pickups: a Seymour Duncan JB Jr humbucker in the bridge, Texas Special single coil in the middle and Fernandes Sustainer in the neck, which is where the model gets its name.

Control over the Sustainer’s infinite sustain comes via an on/off switch, intensity knob and three-position switch, to adjust between fundamental-only, harmonic-only or blend modes.

Elsewhere, there’s a vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, a ‘10/56 V’ neck profile, 21 narrow-jumbo frets and a synthetic bone nut.

Ed O’Brien’s ambient, ethereal and orchestral guitar style is an essential part of the sonic identity of Radiohead. We partnered with this groundbreaking player to create the Ed O’Brien Stratocaster — an instrument as unique as his sound. This inspiring guitar is perfect for creating lush, layered soundscapes and finding your own creative voice.

  • Co-designed with Ed O’Brien
  • Seymour Duncan® JB Jr. humbucking bridge pickup, Texas Special single-coil Stratocaster middle pickup, Fernandes® Sustainer neck pickup
  • “10/56 V”-shaped maple neck with 9.5″-radius maple fingerboard
  • Custom “Tree of Life” neck plate; vintage-style hardware
  • Includes deluxe gig bag
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