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  Cooper | Insights | Journal of Design | Articles | What We Can Learn From the Fender Stratocaster
The Fender Stratocaster is no less than one of the most popular, recognizable, influential, and best-selling electric guitars ever made.
Fender's competition touted the carved tops, glued-in necks, and ornate fretboard inlays of their guitars, which were selling quite well.
Leo Fender, a solitary man with a small team of like-minded individuals, spent countless hours thinking through all the tough issues required to make a hunk of wood with steel wires and a couple of magnets into a huge artistic and business success.
www.cooper.com /newsletters/2001_07/what_we_can_learn_from_the_stratocaster.htm   (1075 words)

 Vintage Guitars Collector - Fender collecting vintage guitars fender, stratocaster, strat, telecaster, tele
This variant was made from late 1968 to early 1971 and said "Fender Telecaster" only on the peghead (as per regular solidbody Telecasters), the truss rod adjusted at the butt-end of the neck, and had a pearloid pickguard going from the neck pickup to the tone control.
The placement of the Fender logo between spring 1951 and late 1951 is parallel to the neck end and not at an angle, as seen before and after last 1951.
Fender used a very photo-reactive red dye in their sunburst finish, causing many 1959 Strats to fade from a 3-color sunburst to a 2-colors (the photo-reactive nature of the red caused fading from ultra-violet light).
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  Wiki Guitar - Fender Stratocaster - Lessons, Resources, Media, and more!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Stratocaster has been used by many leading guitarists and on many historic recordings: Along with the Gibson Les Paul and the Strat's older cousin, the Fender Telecaster, it is one of the most enduring and common models of electric guitar in the world.
The Stratocaster has been used for a variety of purposes, from the classic "Fender twang" to the slicing solos of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to the fat, crunching tones in Ritchie Blackmore's "Smoke on the Water".
In 1959-1967, the Stratocaster was refitted with a rosewood fretboard, as well as color choices other than sunburst, including a variety of colorful car-like paint jobs that appealed to the nascent surfer and hot-rod culture, pioneered by such bands as the Ventures and the Beach Boys.
www.wikiguitar.net /index.php?title=Fender_Stratocaster   (1956 words)

  Fender Stratocaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Stratocaster, often called the 'Strat', is a model of electric guitar designed by Leo Fender in the early 1950s, and manufactured continuously to the present.
The Stratocaster has been used by many leading guitarists and on many historic recordings: Along with the Gibson Les Paul and the Strat's older cousin, the Fender Telecaster, it is one of the most enduring and common models of electric guitar in the world.
In 1959-1967, the Stratocaster was refitted with a rosewood fretboard, as well as color choices other than sunburst, including a variety of colorful car-like paint jobs that appealed to the nascent surfer and hot-rod culture, pioneered by such bands as the Ventures and the Beach Boys.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stratocaster   (1694 words)

 Fender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fender offered the first mass-produced solid-body Spanish-style electric guitar, the Telecaster (originally named the 'Broadcaster', 'Esquire' is a single pickup version); the first mass-produced electric bass, the Precision Bass (or P-Bass); and the enormously popular Stratocaster guitar (or 'Strat' for short).
Fender manufactures its highest quality models in the United States, but also has extensive manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico (company-owned) China, Indonesia (Cort) and Korea (Cort), such that a new guitar with the name, 'Fender Stratocaster,' can be purchased for roughly the same dollar amount today as in 1954.
Fenders built in Ensenada, Mexico took over for the early Japanese guitars as the less expensive counterparts to the American models, while more recent Japanese Fenders are now mainly for the Japanese market, as counterparts to the American-made Fenders, and with only a small number marked for export.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fender   (1268 words)

 The Fender Stratocaster
Leo Fender, born in California in 1909, was an inventor with a lifelong interest in radios and amplification.
It had to be this way because Fender wanted to minimize de-tuning friction by passing the strings over the nut in as straight a line as possible between the machine heads and the bridge.
Fender's device was a development of the Bigsby, an earlier tremolo arm invented by Paul Bigsby.
www.patricktaylor.com /fender-stratocaster   (1288 words)

 Fender Australia - Forty Years of the Fender Stratocaster
Fender's intention was more than simply adding a new guitar to his successful line, which already included the highly popular Telecaster.
While many players had turned to vintage Stratocasters in the 1970s when CBS owned the Fender company (Leo Fender and Don Randall sold the company to CBS in the mid-60s) an increasing number of 1980s guitarists discovered new Stratocasters made by a revitalized Fender company under new ownership.
In 1985, the Fender company was purchased from CBS and in fact, a new chapter of Stratocaster history was being written.
www.fender.com.au /electricguitars/strat_history.shtml   (766 words)

 Fender Stratocaster - American Made   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Fender Stratocaster is a part of American History and is know for it's bright bell like tone and body shape.It was first issued in 1954 and is still one of the top selling electric guitars.
Fender has routed out the wood in such a way to give the american stratocaster more resonance and sustain and not to mention the already excellent fender tone.
The Fender Stratocaster 56 Relic is an american made fender that is made in their custom shop.
www.kellyindustries.com /guitars/fender_stratocaster.html   (2045 words)

 Fender Stratocaster, Buy, Sell, Learn, Vintage, Collectible, Used Strats
From its introduction in 1954 through today, the Fender Stratocaster has remained the electric guitar of choice for a vast majority of the world's most recognized guitar players.
Be sure to browse our Inventory of fine vintage, collectible, and other used Fender Stratocasters.
"Fender", "Stratocaster", and "Strat", are the registered trademarks of the Fender Musical Instruments Coproration (FMIC).
www.stratcollector.com   (618 words)

 Information and brief history and photos of the Fender Stratocaster
Fender is an icon of the musical instrument industry and Fender Stratocasters or "strats" are highly collectable.
Fender was purchased by CBS in 1965 (pre-CBS strats are more desirable) and 1966 brought several changes including a larger headstock and a large "F" logo on the neck/body joining plate.
The stratocaster is still in production with over 1 million guitars produced since introduction and remains the mainstay of the Fender product line.
www.rocknrollvintage.com /information-on-vintage-fender-stratocaster-guitars.htm   (425 words)

 The Fender Stratocaster
Fender had started producing the Telecaster in 1950, but it began to look a little simplistic when compared to the Les Paul.
Fender had been working on an instrument called the Precision Bass, or P-Bass that utilized a slightly more contoured body shape than the Telecaster, and he used this design as a basic starting point for the Stratocaster.
Fender worked closely with many guitar players when he was coming up with the design for the Strat.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/guitar_101/68754   (453 words)

 Fender Standard Stratocaster | Sweetwater.com
While there's no denying the fact that Leo Fender's guitar designs were an amazing blend of art and engineering, it was the erroneously named synchronized tremolo (it's actually a vibrato) that may well have been his most inspired bit of engineering.
Even though Fender has continued to improve upon the tremolo, many players simply prefer the look and feel of the original.
The Stratocaster was the first production line guitar with three pickups, and it's no surprise that this basic configuration is just as popular today as it was in 1954.
www.sweetwater.com /store/detail/StratSTMELB   (722 words)

 SRV Stratocaster Review | Fender | Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborated with FenderĀ® to produce a signature Stratocaster guitar shortly before his untimely death in 1990.
The bridge and tuners are time-proven Fender Vintage, in other words, this axe is made for playing, not just for display.
Fender really put together a Strat as close to Stevie's as one could find.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /reviews/electric_guitars/fender/srv_stratocaster/index.html   (1025 words)

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The Fender Stratocaster is the most ubiquitous electric guitar in the world.
The Fender Stratocaster is no less than one of the most popular, recognizable, influential, and best-selling electric guitars ever made.
Fender guitars have been a standard for virtually all guitar players in almost all different kinds of music and playing styles.
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 Urban Dictionary: fender stratocaster
The fender stratocaster was loevd and played by many artist including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, And Ritchie Blackmore.
Fender Stratocruisers are mad ultra cool to the ones who can use them and those who can only listen.
Invented by leo fender and was the first electric guitar made(with the fender telecaster which i personally think are gay).
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 CNN.com - The golden time of a great guitar - Mar. 4, 2004
Fender was known for incorporating musicians' suggestions into his designs.
As a result, the Stratocaster was a collaboration by Fender and his close associates and those who played guitar for a living.
The tonal result of the Stratocaster's solid body is a highly sustained tone that produces a clear, bright sound unlike hollow-body guitars.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/04/stratocasters.50th.ap/index.html   (584 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Fender 60s Stratocaster at Epinions.com
The Fender Stratocaster is one of the few and proud electric guitars that have stood the test of time in the American marketplace among professional and amateur musicians alike.
Since 1946, Fender has produced electric guitars, the first was the Broadcaster, the forerunner of today’s Telecaster, Dave Davies of "The Kinks" played a ’48 Broadcaster on the smash hit "You Really Got Me", which still receives wide airplay.
The sound that is most typically associated as "Fender" is that in which the switch is in the 2nd and 4th positions.
www.epinions.com /inst-review-3BF3-6A3A1CD-39786E5E-prod1   (692 words)

 Fender-Strat.com - The history of the Fender Stratocaster.
Since Fender wasn't looking to pay the bills right away with his new baby, he was able to experiment with design elements without a stringent deadline.
Since the rebirth, Fender has maintained its hold on the hearts, minds, and fingers of guitarists everywhere with relentless quality, as well as some of the highest research and development commitments in the industry.
Fender became the world leader by defining the sounds we hear, meeting the needs of musicians, creating quality products, and backing them up with service and stability.
www.fender-strat.com /fender-guitar-history.html   (957 words)

 eBay Guides - Buying a Fender Stratocaster - A Guide for the Novice
One of the most frustrating and confusing purchases to consider for the novice guitar buyer is the Fender Stratocaster (aka Strat).
There are so many different variants of the Stratocaster being produced by Fender (or Fender licensed entities) that it's nearly impossible for first time buyers to have any idea what the differences are or why there are so many in the first place.
But the bottom line is, if the guitar has a Fender Stratocaster decal on the headstock but no serial number anywhere you should be suspicious.
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 Strat Collector News Desk: Vintage Fender Stratocaster Pickups
The large and growing interest in vintage Fender Stratocasters may be due to a variety of reasons, but chief among them is the sought after tone quality many of these early Strats produce.
The original Stratocaster pickup configuration that dates back to the spring of 1954, while a configuration valued by players and collectors, offers the least amount of identifiable features.
Add to the changes in the pickups, the three bolt neck and the use of heavier body wood (the onset of Fender's "boat anchor period") and you have a combination of negative changes to the instrument's sound and feel that separate the post 1975 Strats from earlier models.
www.stratcollector.com /newsdesk/archives/000269.html   (917 words)

 VG Stratocaster
But just as importantly, the Fender VG Stratocaster is at its heart a rock-solid U.S.-made American Series Strat, with all the innate signature tone and feel for which the instrument is so revered.
That was the idea behind the VG Strat: a single, incredibly versatile instrument that delivers 37 serious Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, humbucking, 12-string and acoustic sounds, plus five alternate tunings, all at the simple flip of a switch or the twist of a knob—and all in the gracefully familiar form of the Stratocaster.
The VG Stratocaster features that classic sleek, contoured body shape, three American Series single-coil pickups with five-position switching, a maple neck with a maple or rosewood fingerboard, a synchronized tremolo bridge, a three-ply parchment pickguard and chrome hardware.
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 fender stratocaster - fender telecaster
The Stratocaster is probably the most popular, recognizable, influential, and best selling electric guitar ever made.
Fender designed the Stratocaster by taking into account the needs and desires of professional guitarists.
Whether you choose the Stratocaster or the Telecaster or any of the Fender guitars you can be sure of the quality.
www.best-guitar-deals.com /fender-stratocaster.html   (308 words)

 Fender American Stratocaster | Sweetwater.com
The American Stratocaster comes standard with three sweet-sounding single coil pickups but with a five-position blade switch, making it a snap to access those glossy Strat sounds with a simple flick of the finger.
The American Stratocaster keeps the standard master volume control and tone control for the neck pickup, but adds a special new "Delta Tone" system, which includes a high output bridge pickup and a "no-load" tone control for the middle and bridge pickups.
In the 1960s, when Fender guitars first hit bandstands and stages all around the country, it was astonishing to see that trademark Fender maple neck and fingerboard.
www.sweetwater.com /store/detail/StratAMRCCO   (918 words)

 Become.com - Shop results for fender stratocaster
The Fender Stratocaster Back Plate Tremolo Cavity Cover is a 4-ply white moto back plate/tremolo cover for your Strat.
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The Fender American Strat has a hardtail bridge instead of a tremolo, and all the refinements of the American Electric Guitar Series: rolled-edge...
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 Fender Stratocaster
Fender now builds so-damn-close-it-hurts replicas of their famous vintage guitars.
The Stratocaster Chronicles: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fender Strat
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