Fender Japan takes “heavy relic” to new heights with Michiya Haruhata’s new Masterbuilt signature Stratocaster

Fender Japan Michiya Haruhata signature Stratocaster
(Image credit: Fender Japan)

Though Fender Japan has a solid track record of releasing some of the most eye-catching electric guitars on the market, it’s usually its catalog of artist signature guitars that presents the most intriguing instruments.

Previous examples include Scandal’s sensationally styled Stratocaster and Telecaster models, Ken’s none-more-paisley signature Strat, Hama Okamoto’s super-jagged Squier Katana bass guitar and Daiki Tsuneta’s radical-looking Swinger.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.