Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster®

Model #: 1508882858
Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster®, 1-Piece Maple Fingerboard, Torino Red

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Known for his pummeling guitar work with The Who, Pete Townshend introduced a new sonic and visual vocabulary to rock ‘n’ roll with his masterful playing.The Fender Custom Shop is proud to present the Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster to players and fans.

One of Townshend’s hallmarks as a songwriter is his use of intertwined electric and acoustic guitar sounds. At his request, Fender incorporated a method for him to easily access both voices without switching guitars. A two-post Fishman™ Powerbridge tremolo bridge provides a palette of acoustic and hybrid acoustic/electric tones for Townshend to easily access as dictated by his needs. The Townshend Limited Edition Stratocaster uses three Lace Sensor Gold™ single-coil pickups for noise-free performance inspired by classic, crisp, bell-like Fender tone, boosted by an onboard Fender preamp.

Designed to meet Townshend’s wide-ranging needs while performing his classic catalog, this instrument is the perfect palette for guitarists who need both acoustic and electric sounds without switching instruments. Blending modern musical technology with Fender’s timeless guitar design, the Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster is perfect for players who need a flexible guitar that will easily stand up to a few windmilled chords while sounding great all night long.



Model Name: Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster®, 1-Piece Maple Fingerboard, Torino Red
Model Number: 1508882858
Series: Custom Artist
Color: Torino Red


Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Urethane


Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt™
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dots


Bridge Pickup: Fender® Lace™ Sensor Single-Coil Strat® (Gold)
Middle Pickup: Lace™ Sensor Gold
Neck Pickup: Lace™ Sensor Gold
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB), Power Bridge Volume
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Special Electronics: 25dB Active Mid Boost, TBX Tone Control, EMG Power Bridge Preamp


Bridge: Fishman® VIB-101 Power Bridge
Tuning Machines: Sperzel® Locking
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Control Knobs: White Plastic


Strings: NPS, .010-.048 Gauges
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Stereo Cable, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity and Special Pete Townshend Value-Add Pack