Ryan Adams Teases New Signature Fender Strat on Instagram

Earlier this evening, prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams posted an image on his Instagram account showcasing what appears to be a new signature model from Fender.

The caption for the image read: "Prototype #1 Ryan Adams @fender signature Stratocaster Wow... Is this real life omg."

While associated with many guitars, including his trusty walnut Gibson ES-355 and red, white, and blue "Buck Owens" Harmony acoustic, Mr. Adams has been seen playing more and more Strats on recent tours, including a wide variety of heavily modded partscasters.

This prototype model features a black finish with bold white binding and a headstock "Strat" logo that recalls the HM Strat models of the 1980s. It's a fitting aesthetic given Adams' penchant for '80s guitar tones, as heard via his signature JHS VCR pedal that was released earlier this year.

Prototype #1 Ryan Adams @fender signature Stratocaster Wow... Is this real life omg

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Update: Since posting the original image, Ryan has posted a video of the guitar in action as well.

My @fender Stratocaster... Prototype #1 Couple more things and "we're in the pipe 5 by 5"

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