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Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster, STC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Artist Stratocaster series.


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Prices starting at $1,225 Average price: $1,225

Fender Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster
  • Series: Artist Stratocaster
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/16/2009

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Fender Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster user reviews

Average Score:3.7( 3.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
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Hatsubai04/25/2011

Hatsubai's review"The other scalloped strat"

Fender Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster
The Ritchie Blackmore strat is the guitar that has become less famous than Yngwie's, yet Yngwie's strat was based off of this very model (despite what he likes to claim). It has your standard alder body, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, vintage tremolo, 21 frets, etc. The unique features of this guitar are that it has a dummy middle pickup, 3 way switch, 3 bolt neck, 70s styling and most importantly - the scalloped neck.

UTILIZATION

Fender did a really good job when they developed this guitar. It feels very nice, and the neck is a comfortable U shaped neck. That said, the radius on this guitar is absolutely awful. It's a very old school 7.25'' radius, and considering I'm someone who likes flatter radius necks, it's a pain to play. The scalloped neck is very nice, and the graduated way of doing it is a cool trick. I used to disable the middle pickup like Ritchie does, but I've since stopped due to wanting to have a bit more versatile guitar. The disabled middle pickup sure brought back memories, though.

SOUNDS

The Duncan Quarter Pounder pickups are pretty nice, fat single coils. They have a cool vowely sound that works with clean, midgain and even high gain. However, be aware that they're very noisy. This can be a downside depending on your application. Like I mentioned above, the middle pickup is disabled, so this won't be quite as versatile as other strats out there. I miss positions 2 and 4 the most, but it's more meant for shred than versatility.

OVERALL OPINION

The Ritchie Blackmore strat isn't as popular as Yngwie's for whatever reason, and in some ways, I can see why. The vintage radius on this guitar is absolutely awful. That aside, it's a really great guitar that sounds quite nice. If you don't mind the lack of versatility, this is worth checking out. However, I feel that the Yngwie strats are a bit of a better buy, personally.
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Lucas.M.Mucciante04/17/2013

Lucas.M.Mucciante's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good!"

Fender Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster
- Made in Mexico (2009)
- Vintage style synchronized tremolo
- Neck: Neck U profile, rosewood fingerboard scallopée.
- 21 frets, 2 Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Flat SSL-4
- 3 knobs: volume (post-easy to turn to the violoning), 2 tones. Pickup selector 3 positions.


==> For me, the Mexican production is not bad, I think they are very well designed and sound extraordinarily well. The whole is coherent and satisfies me: 10/10.

UTILIZATION

=> The fact that the key is scallopé allows a perfect control, it is true that the early hours are quite painful but after that is just perfect!

=> Access to acute is like a fender 21 boxes, I personally find it easy.

=> The vibrato is a bit "harder" than my Fender Stratocaster mexican standard 2012 but keeping the tuning is correct (except for the G string (but it is well known on the guitars ...) ).


==> This will be a 9/10 and not a 10/10 because I take a point for the vibrato tune the G string easily but ... It must still go ...

SOUNDS

Overall, the output level of the microphone is quite large, being a former player of Gibson SG, I admit to not be bothered by a lack of attack, etc. ...

The Seymour Duncan doing a good job. The neck pickup to a tone may be too "round" but it is sometimes useful to me. Phase we get a good balance, but I am a big fan of micro trestle which is simply outstanding position, it allows me to play in the register Deep purple / Rainbow / Malmsteen, which suits me perfectly.

No complaints, good sound provided you have fingers that go with! Haha. 10/10.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this guitar for about one month, and I must say that I became a fan of scallopé round, we like it or not like it, at least it suits me.
If you want to play in the style Yngwie Johann Malmsteen / Ritchie Blackmore, this guitar is for you!
I got it in exchange for a Gibson SG Standard and I do not regret it.

Tip: must try! 10/10
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Oliver Sp@rk08/16/2011

Oliver Sp@rk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ... disappointed!"

Fender Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster
handle scalloppé
2 humbucker pickups type but the format simple (Seymour Duncan)
A micro cache in the center (look questionable)

the rest is standard Fender ...

UTILIZATION

access to acute is good ergonomics nickel, ... everything is normal.

first tests of a handle scalloppé ... and glaring directly: the height of the strings to the handle ... the action is set super high on it and unpleasant as possible ... it's like a low-end 10 times cheaper ...

I used the sleeves hyper fast ... and there is the big disappointment.


Perhaps it will appeal to others but I n'accroche absolutely not.

SOUNDS

2 nd disappointment: the microphones!

they are powerful enough but I found it loud without no heat ...

(Amp test was that of a mag zik transistor mid-range, so to test stuff on the tube)

OVERALL OPINION

I said that it is a feedback after a test in a store well-known German zik ...

this guitar is to be tested before being purchased, not to trust that all the 'signatures' are exceptional ... I am not convinced by this blackmore and no I would not buy the scratch ... it gives me the 'very average' range ...

I have owned other fender which were much nicer to play than this one ... (in the same price range)


The other guitarist in my group has also tested the scratches ... and quickly repackaged on the display ...
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