The Neal Schon 1963 “Frankenstein” Fender Stratocaster is known in the music industry as the “Lights Strat.” This guitar was used on all of the early ’80s recordings, on some of the biggest hits by Journey. Neal Schon played this guitar on hit songs and records such as Escape, Frontiers, Infinity, Faithfully, Lights, and Send Her My Love. The guitar features a refinished Pearl white body, an early Floyd Rose bridge, a 1963 neck, and a PAF pickup “in the bridge position.” So, while Neal let’s us sneak a peek into the vault, if you are a serious Journey fan and want THE instrument, it can be yours now.
Bananas At Large is the San Francisco Bay Area’s most well known independent Professional Audio and Musical Instrument retailer. With stores in San Rafael and Santa Rosa, CA, Bananas has served the music community from the very beginner to the touring professional for over forty years. Bananas At Large carries all major brands and many unique offerings, including several proprietary product lines only available at Bananas, as well as an amazing selection of pre-owned instruments and pro-audio equipment. Bananas guarantees the lowest prices, best service, and is dedicated to giving back to the music community.
Bananas At Large touts a client list that includes Journey, Metallica, Carlos Santana, The Doobie Brothers, The Grateful Dead, Nine Inch Nails, Seal, Joe Satriani and more. Owner and President of Bananas at Large Alan Rosen is a personal friend of Journey’s Neal Schon. He has convinced Neal it was time to sell off four of his most well known guitars of the last three decades. Besides three one of a kind unique Gibson Neal Schon prototypes models, Neal is offering up, for the first time, his most prized possession, the “Lights Strat.” Take advantage of this once in a life opportunity to own a piece of history. Shop now at Bananas At Large.