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

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(Guitar Reference). 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 the complete story of the Stratocaster and the Fender company, from the struggles of the 1950s to the new models, retro reissues, and luscious collectibles of ...
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(Guitar Reference). 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 the complete story of the Stratocaster and the Fender company, from the struggles of the 1950s to the new models, retro reissues, and luscious collectibles of the 21st century. The Stratocaster Guitar Book is a glorious compendium of beautiful pictures, a gripping history, and a detailed guide to all Strat models. A must for all guitar lovers!
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  • ISBN-13: 9780879309961
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 600,273
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted October 30, 2012

    If you play a Strat-Buy this book.

    As an owner of 3 Stratocasters I thought I new almost every thing about a Strat " I was wrong ".
    Tony Bacon go's deep into the history of Leo Fender's invention.
    He also explains how MR.Fender beat out his competition (Gibson )with one stroke of genius : the working Tremelo,Leo's design is so much better than the Bigsby.
    Buy this book.

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