'On Guitar, The Edge'

24 Mar 201623

Edge has collaborated with legendary guitar company Fender on the design and production of 'The Edge Signature Stratocaster' and 'The Edge Deluxe Amplifier'.

"The Stratocaster is one of those instruments I've always had an affection for," he explains. "To me, it's a creative tool with a raw personality, a spirit of innovation and discovery that continues to drive my writing and guitar playing."

In a beautiful short film produced for the launch, Edge remembers, as a teenager, hearing Rory Gallagher on guitar ("If I picked up a guitar I wanted it to be able to sound like that." ), joins Dallas Schoo on a visit to the design team at the Fender workshop and muses on what he's thinking when he picks up a guitar: "It's like, OK, I know there's songs in here i just need to find them…"

'The Edge Strat is engineered for top-notch performance FS-1 bridge pickup, stable quartersawn maple neck with "C"-shaped profile and 9.5" maple fingerboard, modern two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with pop-in arm and fully adjustable saddles. The Edge's signature is also included on the front of the large '70s-style headstock.
The elegant guitar combines the classic curves, appointments and effortless playability of the Stratocaster with modern enhancements and materials to create a dream instrument for players and U2 fans alike.'

'The Edge Deluxe signature model is an updated take on the classic '57 tweed Deluxe used to craft the Edge's sonic identity. This amp also produces the tone and articulation of the vintage Fender Deluxe amps that are an important part of the artist's complex multi-amp effects setup.
This 12-watt hand-wired amp features modified circuitry for tighter low-end response and high-impact tone, a 12" Celestion® Blue speaker, custom-tapered volume control and altered component values that tighten up low-end frequency response. The Edge himself also hand-designed the special grille logo badge, which distinguishes the traditional tweed amp as a distinctive tool for guitarists everywhere.'

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Need some in stock...
There is none available right now. Hope to see one soon!!!
I'm now the proud owner of the guitar hope there's songs init for me!
U2 Brazil
Hello U2 will come to Brazil in the year 2017?
Edge! You were in my town!
Corona, CA is not a hotspot for seeing stars, let alone the guitarist for one of, if not the, greatest band ever. Had I known you would be at the Fender factory, my wife and I would've been waiting outside, hoping for the chance to meet you! Next time you're in town, let us know. We'll have you over for dinner! ;)
Stender Fender....
... Like this video, Amazing! Love and Light my way.... V-Hunter... Miss You Sugar.. .
Edge is Awesome!
That's a great video clip. Always great to get a glimpse of what makes him tick. I would love to hang with the guy for a few hours some day.
Excellent choice of sound wonderful guitar
The edge
I Have a dream...
I'm a Huge U2 FAN , and Guitarist since 20years ago , but without job , Hard for have it ... this beautiful Strat .... Great Sound !! i have only 1 ''LesPaul'' by Epiphone , and 1 Squier Strato made in Mexico .... maybe my futur Fender ?
Inner Edge
The Strat brings out the music that's inside The Edge. Bono is the amp!
Don't Delay
Oooo I like it very much. Hopefully I can try one out sometime soon here in Australia. Alas I won't be able to afford one; but still cool!
Edge Strat- amazing
I need to "echo" the words of alanvox5!! My Edgestrat just arrived today. I was expecting something incredible and got perfection.
Awesome sound
I have Fender starts, I've played many over the years. But for me this is something very special. The feel the tone the presence of this strat is awesome. I'm now the very happy owner of an Edge signature strat. Thank you Edge.
The Edge is a genious, he is brilliant. The feelings, the melodies, his unique style are main characteristics of U2. His custom made guitar is awesome. I hope he writes a lot of beautiful songs with this one! Can't wait for next tour!
This guitar and amp is a dream; however real is listening to you Edge.
London Oct30
Always looking for new sounds & direction
The Fender Edge- has a nice ring, or bet
Congrats Edge on your custom release! It looks awesome. I can't begin to say how great I think it is that you have a custom designed guitar Edge. I'm just beginning to learn how to play guitar, very humbling. Watched a few videos online about how you started playing & bought the Explorer in NYC on a whim. Love your comment about how you find the songs in the instrument, that they're in there.
hey Edge, it is cool to see you working so hard and always trying to extract the songs that are in your head and in the guitar. When i play U2 at home and dance around I always think of your unbounding bouncing dancing genius energy on stage and it makes me so HAPPY and puts a big smile on my face!!! THANKS, Edge for all your creativity. LOVE YOU!!!!!!
Edge is a genius o fguitar . His sound so great. Nice job.
I knew you were up to something the othe
I knew you were up to something the other day.... when I saw those instagram pictures at the Fender plant. Nice job "The Edge"!
greatest guitar player on the planet
Great video thanks for sharing this. Really love this, Edge is a brilliant musician. Well put together promo video ... nice to get a tease of a new U2 tune as well?! Cant wait for new album
I love so much Edge sound and so I've become study his guitars but unfortunately don't know play guitar :)) It's so all enchanting!
what a cool instrument!! no doubt i'll go to the street to see it.... and he's playing something new? :)
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