By Dave Hunter
Fender’s Stratocaster is arguably the number-one device icon of the guitar global. whilst brought in 1954, its offset space-age traces, contoured physique, and three-pickup configuration set the tune international on its ear—it used to be really not like any guitar that had come sooner than. within the palms of the world’s so much loved avid gamers, the Stratocaster has considering turn into a well-liked weapon of selection between rock, blues, jazz, and kingdom avid gamers and, now not coincidentally, is additionally essentially the most copied electrical guitars of all time.
In this authoritatively written, painstakingly curated, and gloriously provided tribute to the 60-year-old Fender Stratocaster, writer Dave Hunter covers the guitar’s heritage from thought, layout, and version release via its quite a few adaptations and correct as much as the current. the tale is illustrated with archival photos of Stratocasters and their avid gamers in motion, studio photographs of Stratocasters of various classic and provenance, memorabilia linked to recognized avid gamers, and profiles of over 30 famous Strat slingers during the a while. Influential rock’n’ rollers like blood brother Holly, Hank Marvin, Ike Turner, and Dick Dale; blues gamers like blood brother man, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, and John Mayer; steel gods Richie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Dave Murray; esteemed rockers Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Ronnie wooden, Robbie Robertson, Rory Gallagher, Mark Knopfler, and Wayne Kramer; and post-punk heroes the sting, John Frusciante, and Billy Corgan are all integrated. And so, after all, is Jimi Hendrix. With its unparalleled point of aspect and wonderful visuals, The Fender Stratocaster is the single e-book tribute beneficial of the world’s maximum guitar.