Fender’s bringing back the Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster in 2009. Do ya think Yngwie will pick a couple up? This sort of thing is right up his alley: scalloped fretboard, white finish, unused middle pickup.
The specs include a maple neck with a graduated scalloped rosewood fretboard, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Flat pickups, and ’70s-style “F” tuners. Deluxe gig bag included.
If you can’t wait until NAMM for them to be released, there’s a 1997 Ritchie Blackmore Strat on eBay at the moment.
By the way, anyone else heard the rumours that David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore have had informal chats about a reunion tour for Deep Purple Mk III?