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Fender Stratocaster

By Sam Orr

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ISBN: 9781847971012
PUBLISHED: 2009
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 300 colour photographs

Leo Fender produced his first Fender Stratocaster guitar in California in 1954. It featured a striking two-tone sunburst finish, with its ash wood grain body, selected for its appearance as well as tonal and lasting qualitites, and a neck made of one peice of solid maple, together with the drop-in assembly of the electronics. From 50s rock 'n' roll through to 70s punk and 90s funk, it has played a constant and vital role in the development of music through the latter part of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. This book traces the history of the Stratocaster and the way in which it developed in countries such as Japan and the UK, as well as its native US.

Topics covered: Stratocasters from the 1950s to the present The influence of Jimi Hendrix Modern alternatives to vintage Stratocasters Notable recordings Common alternations

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" The history is laid out in chronolgical chapters that follow the evolution of the instrument from the 1950s to modern-day models. Read this and you'll learn everything you wanted to know spec-wise, including detailed information on bodies, necks, plastics, electrics/wiring, hardware and even cases.
There are a number of books available on the history of the Stratocaster, but here - in just under 150 pages - you can find just about everything you need. "
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