If you were big fan of guitar-based rock in the ’70s and your head wasn’t too far up your ass you probably listened to Robin Trower, the bluesy British picker who released a string of soulful albums heavy on the Hendrix that went gold on the charts and in my rock-lovin’ heart as well.
Now Fender guitars has issued the Robin Trower signature Stratocaster, and guitar technician Greg Koch has shot a video demonstrating how awesome it is.
I like the way he integrates little bits of Deep Purple’s “Woman From Tokyo” and Dick Dale’s “Miserlou” into the demo. He also throws in some riffs from Trower’s “Bridge of Sighs” and “Day of the Eagle” in case you forgot who the model was named after.
Here’s the technical bumph from Fender:
Legendary solo artist and Procol Harum guitarist Robin Trower helped define an era of guitar-riff rock with the first four notes of 1974’s “Bridge of Sighs.” Trower’s signature Stratocaster guitar features custom pickups created by Trower and Fender master builder Todd Krause, with a reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup (including a humbucking option in the second and fourth positions). Other features include an alder body, custom C-shaped maple neck with abalone dot position inlays and narrow spacing, large ’70s-style headstock with ’70s-style decal, synchronized tremolo bridge, bullet truss rod adjustment nut and four-bolt neck plate.
Better yet, just watch the video. Yes-indeedy-doo!