Richie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster

Fender creates guitar in honour of former Deep Purple member.

Fans of 'Smoke On The water' can now unleash their inner rock star with a Fender guitar designed in honour of Richie Blackmore and the black 1968 Stratocaster on which he played the now-iconic G-minor riff, imitated by generations of guitarists since.

The new Fender model comes with an exclusive tribute decal on the back of the headstock, certificate of authenticity and an orange-lined, black textured vinyl case with the Fender "amp" logo.

You can view a trailer for the instrument below.

Will you guys be buying it? Has Blackmore's 'Smoke On the Water' riff inspired any guitarists out there?