Certificate of Authenticity Personally Signed by Hank and Bruce
Each outfit is authenticated with an individually numbered certificate personally signed by Hank B Marvin and Bruce Welch
Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition CRS-59 Stratocaster in "Custom Red"
To mark the 50th anniversary of The Shadows and the iconic Fender Stratocaster that inspired so many influential guitarists to pick up the instrument, Oasis Musical Instruments Ltd, with the approval of Hank B Marvin and Bruce Welch O.B.E., comissioned Fender's Custom Shop Masterbuilder Greg Fessler to re create that magnificent '59 Stratocaster imported by Cliff Richard for Hank to use. The original guitar is now owned by Bruce Welch O.B.E. (a gift from Cliff in the '70's) and was kindly made available by him in order to ensure complete accuracy.
Greg Fessler Decal and Custom Shop Limited Edition Decal and Kluson Single Line Tuners
The Edition is Master Built by Greg Fessler and has been granted Limited Edition status by the Custom Shop. (As such the edition will not be extended or repeated). The tuning keys are genuine Kluson Single line gold plated as are the originals.
Limited edition Neck Plate detail
Each one of the Guitars in the outfit carries a Limited Edition serial number with the CRS-59 prefix. This one is Hank Marvin's personal instrument.
Vintage style Deluxe Lacquered Tweed case with poodle plush lining
Deluxe "top of the line" lacquered tweed case with poodle plush lining and centre pocket.
Deluxe Leather Strap with 50th Anniversary Logo
Hand crafted in the UK this deluxe leather strap with gold foiled logo and signatures is exclusive to the Collector Outfit.
Vintage Reprint 57/58 Fender Full Line Brochure
Especially reproduced for The Shadows 50th Anniversary Collector Outfit by U.S. vintage paper specialists using period correct paper and inks. The 1957/58 Fender Full Line brochure with the now famous NAMM show centrefold.
Limited Edition Easy Mute Hank Marvin System Tremelo Bar
The V.M.L. Easy Mute Hank Marvin tremelo bar has been used by Hank for over 10 years. It's unique and innovative design assists palm muting of the strings at the bridge whilst still allowing the player access to the tremelo bar. Ian St John-White at V.M.L. has produced a special Lmited Edition version for the 50th Anniversay Outfit with a unique tremelo tip engraving. Each one is individually serial numbered to match the guitar, and is personally endorsed by Hank B Marvin.
We are able to supply a non limited version the Hank Marvin Easy Mute separately from the Shadows outfit. Please contact us with your requirements.