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THE WORLD'S GREATEST ELECTRIC GUITAR

STRATOCASTER

The Strat® doesn’t just create musical icons—it is one.

What Makes It A Stratocaster


CONTOURS AND CUTAWAYS

Fender expanded on the Tele’s “slab” body by shaping the body of the Stratocaster with sleekly comfortable foream and body contours that help make the instrument feel like one with the player.

THREE SINGLE-COIL PICKUPS

New playing styles surfaced as rock “n” roll evolved. Fender added a third single-coil pickup between the neck and bridge, so players can scream, sparkle and soar while unlocking a wider range of tones.

SYNCHRONIZED TREMOLO BRIDGE

The integrated bridge and saddles were originally devised to help emulate the vibrato-like tones of a lap steel guitar. When the tremolo arm is pressed, the bridge pivots with it, letting players alter their pitch and string tension to create expressive new effects.

Hear the Sound


NILE RODGERS

SIMON NEIL

BUDDY GUY

ICONIC MOMENTS


1957: THE STRATOCASTER MAKES ITS TV DEBUT

Buddy Holly plays a Stratocaster when he and the Crickets perform “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue” on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1969: AN UNFORGETTABLE ANTHEM

Jimi Hendrix blows Woodstock crowds away with a mesmerizing rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” solidifying one of the most memorable moments in rock “n” roll history.

2013: THE HITMAKER STRIKES AGAIN

Nile Rodgers wields his famous “Hitmaker” Stratocaster on the infectiious hit “Get Lucky” with artist-producer Pharrell Williams and electro duo
Daft Punk.