Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin starts on August 27, 2008. To commemorate the event, the Fender Custom Shop has created three special edition Fender Stratocaster guitars.
The first guitar (#1 of 3) will be auctioned online at www.h-d4mda.com with proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The auction runs from Aug. 21 through Sept. 4, 2008. The guitar is valued at $10,000 and will be exhibited on the Summerfest grounds August 29-30 at Harley-Davidson’s Wreck Room exhibit.
The custom black Stratocaster features black cherry pin striping and a combination of black chrome and black nickel hardware. Other features include the Harley-Davidson bar and shield logo engraved on the jack plate, head stock applique, serialized neck plate and a Harley-Davidson inlay on the neck in black polycarbonate.
The guitar is also highlighted by a perforated alloy pick-guard and back plates assembled with the use of socket-head Allen screws commonly used by Harley-Davidson on their motorcycles.
“MDA is honored and grateful to benefit from this stunning work of art. Fender has created a guitar that perfectly conveys the spirit of the Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary, and MDA is thrilled to be associated with this piece of history,” MDA Director of Program Development Scarlett Marchman said.