In the early 1990s, the trend was towards the power Strat, which meant humbuckers on the bridge and Floyd Rose tremolo were an absolute MUST for the hip electric guitarist. The Striker had picked up on these trends and also served the need for vintage colours. After the 1980s, when a lot of noble woods had been processed, pool green was fully in vogue and absolutely fitting to the outfit of hair-metal guitarists.
Schaller was responsible for the Floyd Rose tremolo as well as for the machine heads, both in black. Seymour Duncan pickups provide reliable amplification. In addition to two vintage single coils, there is the aforementioned humbucker (Jeff Beck STB4) at the bridge, specially adapted to the Strat's wider string spacing.
The fret spaces are scalloped and fitted with jumbo frets for free flight over the entire fingerboard, ideal for legato techniques, lightning-fast riffs in the style of Richie Blackmore and clean vibrato.
The Eddie van Halen D-Tuna was red-hot at the beginning of the 1990s and has not lost its importance to this day. It is a patented invention that allows the guitarist to switch from E to D and back in the blink of an eye.
From vintage to heavy, the Striker has it all. It features the ability to react to every setting of the amplifier with its very own character. The tone is always transparent and warm with a stable sustain that allows for good tone shaping.
|Year of Manufacture:||1993|
|Body:||Alder, pool green|
|Machine Heads:||Schaller, black chrome|
|Hardware:||SchallerFloyd Rose, black chrome|
|Pickup:||Seymour Duncan, 2 x Single Coil SSL1, 1 x Humbucker STB4|
|Neck Width:||43.1 mm|
|Scale Length:||648 mm|
|Fretboard:||Rosewood, scalloped, jumbo frets|
|Finish:||Polyurethane, high gloss|