One of my all time favourites The Edge from U2 is a guitar innovator who’s sound was the fabric of my teen years and beyond. My memories of him was with a simple black Fender Stratocaster belting out his chiming delay laden sound we all came to know and love. Not what your typical guitarist would be playing. 

Fender has seen fit to create this classic guitar that hearkens back to those famous songs of yesteryear from such fantastic albums like; Boy, War & The Unforgettable Fire. If you really want to get a taste of his playing I recommend U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky. A live album that’s rousing from beginning to end.


Model Name: The Edge Strat®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0112702706
Series: Artist
Color: Black
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Modern “C”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16″ Hex Adjustment
Headstock: Large ’70s Style
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio® FS-1™
Middle Pickup: Custom Stagger Fat 50’s
Neck Pickup: Custom Stagger Fat 50’s
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
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
Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic


Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday Live Aid