Albert Hammond Jr.

New Gear/New Toy Review: Fender Albert Hammond Jr. Strat

The Albert Hammond Jr. Stratocaster is a new Fender® Artist Signature Series model created in collaboration with singer, songwriter and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. It is a reproduction of Albert's prized 1985 reissue of a '72 Strat with his personal touches.

While he's recognized for his work with acclaimed rock band The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. has been busy in 2018 touring the globe in support of his new solo record, "Francis Trouble." For guitar and bass players, one of the ultimate honors is the opportunity to create their own artist signature model. Albert Hammond Jr. joins the ranks of other musicians bestowed with this honor such as Eric Clapton, Brad Paisley, Flea, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead, Grace VanderWaal and more.

This guitar includes a 6-saddle synchronized, tremolo bridge, his signature on the back of the large '70s-style headstock with '70s-era logo, bullet truss rod nut, 3-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate with period-correct Micro-Tilt™ adjustment and customized pickup switching. Position four activates the neck and bridge pickups together, while positions one and three are reversed from the traditional layout. The tremolo arm is not included, reflecting his performance set up and playing preference.

Fender's Artist Signature Series models honor popular and iconic musicians through product progression and storytelling, creating instruments inspired by the unique specifications of the world's greatest guitarists and bassists.

The Albert Hammond Jr. Stratocaster sells for $874.99 comes in Hammond's white color and is a 1985 reissue of a '72 Strat® with his unique touches.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com