Fender Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Olympic White

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Product Ref: 57302

  • Graduated Scalloped Rosewood Fretboard
  • Alder Body, Bolt-On Maple Neck
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-4 Single Coil Pickups
  • Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo Bridge
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag

Fender Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Olympic White

The Fender Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster Electric Guitar features a range of premium materials and components such as a lightweight Alder body with bolt-on Maple neck and graduated scalloped Rosewood fingerboard to deliver a smooth playing 6 string guitar. Also incorporating a vintage style synchronized tremolo, locking Dunlop strap buttons and powerful Seymour Duncan SSL-4 pickups the Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster delivers professional quality and premium tonality perfect for classic and hard rock genres.

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Seymour Duncan Pickups

Featuring powerful Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Flat SSL-4 single coil pickups, the Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster produces a punchy, thick and high output tone. Perfect for rock, blues heavy rock and even nu metal the Quarter Pound Flat SSL-4 pickups incorporate alnico magnets with reverse wound and reverse polarity modifications in the bridge position. With only a bridge and neck pickup this Stratocaster has a non-active dummy cap in the middle position to keep the traditional 3 single coil pickup look.

Graduated Scalloped Fretboard

Incorporating a speedy scalloped fretboard the Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster provides advanced playability and sustain due to the slight indent (scallop) in each of the frets which becomes progressively deeper higher up the fretboard. This uncommon fretboard treatment also provides smooth and quick string bending, tapping and tremolo perfect for high speed shredding.

Vintage Parts and Components

Taking inspiration from the traditional Fender Stratocasters the Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster incorporates a range of vintage style components such as the vintage F stamped machine heads, vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage fret sizing and large '70s style large headstock.

About Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore is a British guitarist and songwriter born in 1945. Having written some of the most iconic rock riffs of all time such as "Smoke on the Water" Ritchie has earned legendary status among all guitarists. Ritchie Blackmore has also performed and written in various bands throughout his career such as Deep Purple, The Outlaws and Rainbow.


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Series: Artist
  • Finish: Olympic White
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: U Shape
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Graduated Scalloped)
  • Fretboard Radius: 7.25"
  • Frets: 21 Vintage Style
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" / 42 mm
  • Truss Rod Nut: Bullet Style
  • Neck Plate: 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt
  • Headstock: Large '70s Style with Artist Signature on Headstock

Hardware & Electronics

  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Blade Switch
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Flat SSL-4 Single Coil (Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity)
  • Middle Pickup: Non-Active (Dummy Cap)
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Flat SSL-4 Single Coil
  • Machine Heads: Fender Vintage "F" Stamped
  • Strap Buttons: Flush Mounted Dunlop Locking
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Includes: Deluxe Gig Bag