Fender has revealed details of its first Australian artist signature model in 20 years, announcing a limited edition design for one of our country’s finest guitarists, Diesel.
The Diesel Signature Stratocaster celebrates the 30-year playing legacy of Mark ‘Diesel’ Lizotte by playing homage to the guitar that helped him rise to fame. Diesel worked closely with the Fender team over an intensive six-month period to design his signature model to his desired specifications.
To capture his distinctive blues-rock tone and accompanying aesthetic, the Diesel Signature Stratocaster features an ash body, oversized ‘70s headstock, soft ’57 V neck profile, and an aged white pearloid pickguard. Elsewhere, the guitar boasts Texas Special pickups and 22 medium jumbo frets.
"This guitar rings a lot of bells for me,” said Diesel. “Visually and sonically speaking, it's a representation of where it all started.”
The first 60 guitars sold will also include a Diesel songbook, CD and Diesel adhesive logo.
Expect to see the Diesel Signature Stratocaster Limited Edition at your local dealer in December 2018. For more information on Fender products, see Fender Music Australia.