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The Stratocaster Guitar Book: A Complete History of Fender Stratocaster Guitars

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Leo Fender's company changed the course of popular music in 1954 when they introduced the Stratocaster. Since then, the Strat has been played by countless guitarists, from Jimi Hendrix to Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck. In this book, interviews with important Strat players from every decade illustrate the instrument's versatility, playability, and continuing importance. This is t ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Backbeat Books
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Stephenson Holt
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A complete history of Fender Stratocaster guitars

A bit of a niche book but probably a must read if you own, or inspire to own, a Fender Strat.

Basically the book is, as the sub-title suggests, a complete history. Sounds stuffy but Tony Bacon makes it enjoyable and an easy read, bringing out the characters involved.
Guitar changes are catalogued as the book progresses through time making it easier (still a minefield) to approximately age a guitar and the reader may find themselves geekily counting
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