Guitarist Dave Murray of seminal U.K. metal heroes Iron Maiden has been laying it down with a Fender since the mid '70s. Murray recently joined forces with Fender to create a signature electric guitar based on his own '57 Stratocaster, previously ...
In this behind the scenes footage of Paul Banks working on his new solo album "Banks," he is seen rehearsing and playing on stage with a black Fender Dave Murray Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar. Looks at the guitar can be had throughout the video, but specifically [at 2:03](https://youtu.be/fRJ7wul5FHg?t=2m3s). In a series of Tweets with a fan, Paul Banks confirms the model of the guitar, and why he enjoys playing it: **@gchiaren:** "Gear question- is your Strat a @Fender Dave Murray model?" **@bankspaulbanks:** "why yes it is! I love it cuz of the humbuckers." ([source](https://twitter.com/bankspaulbanks/status/654123049546043392)) **@bankspaulbanks:** "the neck length of fenders is longer than gibsons which affects the string tension which makes strats real fun for funk rhythm" ([source](https://twitter.com/bankspaulbanks/status/654464224832393216))more
Guitarist Dave Murray of seminal U.K. metal heroes Iron Maiden has been laying it down with a Fender since the mid '70s. Murray recently joined forces with Fender to create a signature electric guitar based on his own '57 Stratocaster, previously owned by the late, guitarist Paul Kossoff from the band Free.
The Dave Murray Stratocaster guitar boasts a supercharged humbucker/single-coil/humbucker configuration-a DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary DP103 neck pickup, a DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 bridge pickup, and a Fender vintage-style middle pickup. The Fender Dave Murray Guitar includes a lacquer finish, and a flatter, soft V-shaped neck with satin back. Includes case.
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