Fender Announces Ed O'Brien, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and Justin Meldal–Johnsen Signature Models

Earlier this week, Fender proudly announced the release of its new Brad Paisley Signature Telecaster ahead of this weekend's Summer NAMM show in Nashville. But lucky for all of us, that isn't the only new signature model joining its line.

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.

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), and the Justin Meldal–Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass ($999.99). Meldal–Johnsen has played with a range of huge acts, from Paramore to Nine Inch Nails to M83 to Beck.

You can expect these models to hit the streets later this year.

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