Fender Albert Hammond Jr. Stratocaster – new Artist Signature Model debuts at SUMMER NAMM 2018.
Albert Hammond Jr. Stratocaster (Launching October 2018) is a 1985 reissue of a ‘72 Strat with a unique touch. It features replicated Hammond Jr. customised pickups switching: pickup switch position four activates the neck and bridge pickups in tandem, while positions one and three are reversed from the traditional layout. Hammond Jr.’s signature graces the back of the large ‘70s-style headstock, while other ‘70s-inspired features include bullet truss rod nut, 3-bolt “F”-stamped neck plate with period-correct Micro-Tilt adjustment and a ‘70s-era logo.
Said Justin Norvell, SVP Fender Products: Albert Hammond Jr. helped bring the Stratocaster back to the fore in the early 2000s. He has a keen melodic sense and rhythmic playing style that we wanted to honor—as a member of a huge, stadium-level band in the past 20 years—The Strokes—and as a solo artist, who puts out great records.”