A huge milestone for the Aussie artist.
Few artists have experienced the career trajectory Tash Sultana has within the space of five years. From their early days busking in Melbourne through to spellbinding crowds in their thousands at festivals around the world, Sultana has risen to become one of the best-known Australian guitarists of the new millennium, and now, Fender have debuted a Signature Stratocaster to prove it.
The Tash Sultana Signature Stratocaster marks the first time Fender have partnered with an Australian artist since the launch of Diesel’s Signature Strat back in 2018. Considering they’ve been seen shredding it up on an array of Fender guitars since day dot, it was a given that we’d see the two parties link up somewhere down the line, and what we’ve got today is simply sublime.
With its rich Transparent Cherry finish, matching painted headstock, gold hardware and pearloid pickguard, the Signature model packs an immediate visual flair, while an alder body and maple neck adds a classic touch of Fender tone.
Built to Tash’s specs, the neck features a Deep C profile and a 9.5″ radius fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, making for an exceptionally nimble platform for fancy fretwork. Meanwhile, a classic six-point synchronised tremolo should aid in all your wild whammy bar tricks, while a set of six modern Fender staggered tuners should keep things steady the whole way.
For the electronics, Tash has opted for a HSS set-up, with a Double Tap humbucker occupying the bridge and two Fender Yosemite single-coils sitting pretty in the neck and middle. There’s also a push-pull tone knob to engage the humbucker’s Double Tap feature, which cuts the coils and lets you tap into that classic bridge pickup chime.
To cap it all off, Tash has adorned the Signature Stratocaster with a golden skull logo and signature on the neck-plate of the guitar, with another signature being found on the back of the headstock.
Guitars aside, we’re just so stoked to see an Australian artist achieve something like this in such a short time. Tash is one of the hardest working artists in the game today, so to see them recognised for it in such a big way is nothing short of sensational.
Find out more about the Tash Sultana Signature Stratocaster via Fender Music Australia.