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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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Earlier this week, Fender proudly announced the release of its new Brad Paisley Signature Telecaster  But lucky for all of us, that isn’t the only new signature model joining its line.

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien collaborates with Fender for signature guitar

Fender has also partnered with Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien to launch the new EOB Sustainer Stratocaster. But instead of a signature stamp, the neck plate is engraved with a custom “Flower of Life” design.

Launching the EOB Sustainer Stratocaster, O’Brien has added a Seymour Duncan JB Jr humbucker in the bridge, vintage synchronised tremolo bridge along with vintage-style tuning machines with a Texas Special single coil in the middle and Fernandes Sustainer in the neck.

Set to launch on November 14th for a cool £949, the O’Brien EOB Sustainer Stratocaster signifies the first piece of Radiohead signature gear to be created.

According to an official statement, the guitar’s neck plate is engraved with a custom “Flower of Life” design instead of a signature stamp and Fernandes Sustainer  a “uniquely designed electronic system that enables the controlled sustain of any single or group of notes within the guitar’s sound range.”

Ed O’Brien Sustainer Stratocaster

The guitar features a Seymour Duncan JB Jr humbucker at the bridge, a Texas Special single–coil in the middle, and a Fernandes Sustainer (the guitar’s namesake) in the neck. The guitar’s “infinite sustain” is controlled by an on/off switch, an intensity knob, and a three–position switch — fundamental only, harmonic only, or blend.

Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster

It’s also equipped with vintage–style appointments, like a synchronized tremolo bridge and tuning machines. This is the first time Fender has collaborated with a member of the beloved English band, so we’re excited to hear the Sustainer in action. It will retail for $1,099.99.

George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster

Also announced on the floor are three more Fender signature models: the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster ($899.99), the George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster($2,499.99),