WATCH: Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Edge's Fender Signature Guitar

There's perhaps no greater compliment to a guitarist than when a manufacturer creates a signature model guitar in their name.  When that manufacturer happens to be Fender, then it's really special.

That's what U2's The Edge, who celebrates his 56th birthday today (August 8th),  is experiencing with his Signature Stratocaster and Deluxe Amplifier, which is now available.  (See photos and the mini-documentary below.)

“The Stratocaster is one of those instruments I have always had a strong connection with. To me it has a raw tonal personality that inspires innovation and discovery. As a creative tool it continues to drive my writing and guitar playing,” said The Edge. “Working with Fender and their Custom Shop over the last two years, we have been able to refine the design of my signature guitar and amplifier to a place that matches as close to humanly possible the sound I hear in my head.”

To find a Fender dealer near you, head over to Fender.com.

The Edge Strat® | Fender Signature Presents | Fender

In this new mini documentary, U2 guitarist The Edge discusses the impact Rory Gallagher had on him as a child, his history with Fender and what went inspires him as an artist. "Whenever I pick up a guitar, I'm like, 'OK, I know there's songs in here.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)