“I was really delving into the nuance of why a guitar sounds the way it does”: One of The Edge's personal Strats is up for auction for a good cause

Left - The Edge from U2 perform at Stade de France on July 26, 2017 in Paris, France; Right - A Fender The Edge Stratocaster electric guitar
(Image credit: Left - David Wolff - Patrick/Getty Images;Right - Guitarist)

The Edge's signature Stratocaster – inspired by his all-time favorite guitar, his 1973 black Strat – was released in 2016 and promised to capture his signature tone. Now discontinued, one of the U2 guitarist's personal signature Strats has been donated to a charity auction.

The guitar has been played by The Edge at home and in his demo studio. It comes with the original Fender The Edge case, and will also be signed by The Edge.

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.