Fender honors one of the most heard electric guitars of all time with two new Michael Landau signature "Coma" Stratocasters

Michael Landau's "Coma" Stratocaster, surrounded on both sides by Fender replicas
(Image credit: Fender)

For decades, Michael Landau has served as a top-tier session guitarist, playing – by his estimate – on over 700 albums and soundtracks, by artists including Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell and countless others.

Now, Fender is honoring Landau with not one, but two, new signature guitars that pay homage to the modded '59 Stratocaster the guitarist purchased from a Los Angeles shop when he was 16.  

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.