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Fender Stratocaster

the most famous guitar in the world?

Fender Stratocasters for sale

Vintage advertisements for the Fender Stratocaster

Electric Guitar advertisements originally published from 1954 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies.
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Fender Stratocaster - Synchronized tremolo action

Fender Stratocaster - Synchronized tremolo action (1954)
Early Fender advert highlighting the Stratocasters tremolo

First again in the field of amplified music... the thrilling new 'Stratocaster' by Fender!
Year...

Fender Stratocaster - Fender fine electric instruments

Fender Stratocaster - Fender fine electric instruments (1955)
Early Fender advertisement for four pedal steels, three amplifiers, and three electric guitars. At this point in Fender history, it is the pedal steels that top the page; electric guitars are still...

Fender Stratocaster - The most imitated guitar in the world

Fender Stratocaster - The most imitated guitar in the world (1963)
Early sixties Fender advert for three guitars and one bass - the Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Stratocaster and Jazz bass, highlighting the design and components that made these guitars: bridges, pickups, etc

Fender Stratocaster - Quality Means Confidence

Fender Stratocaster - Quality Means Confidence (1963)
Early sixties advert for the Fender Jazz bass and the Stratocaster guitar

Fender Stratocaster - Ol

Fender Stratocaster - Ol (1966)
Fender advert from the middle of 1966 for Fender guitars. Featuring the Stratocaster and Jaguar solid-bodies, the Coronado semi-acoustic and the Concert acoustic.

Fender Stratocaster - Fender. What more need we say

Fender Stratocaster - Fender. What more need we say (1971)
just that Fender guitars are played by stars the world over - from big-beat blues to folk music, c&w to acid rock. The greatest guitars in the world
UK Dal...

Fender Stratocaster - How To Pick a Guitar

Fender Stratocaster - How To Pick a Guitar (1972)
Body
The back is contoured to rest snugly and comfortably on your rib cage and to get your arm in a natural position over the strings.
The upper body...

Fender Stratocaster - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine

Fender Stratocaster - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine (1973)
Soar higher, cruise easier with that far out feeling... Fender Take command and experience the full sound spectrum. You'll go to places you've never been before, wi...

Fender Stratocaster - You Get There Faster on a Fender

Fender Stratocaster - You Get There Faster on a Fender (1974)
Fender Stratocaster guitar, and Quad Reverb amplifier. Another one of Fenders early to mid-seventies adverts featuring brightly coloured illustrations, and equally colourful text
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Fender Stratocaster - Goldilocks and the three bears

Fender Stratocaster - Goldilocks and the three bears (1975)
...someones playing my Precision bass right now, said baby bear, "and shes's really cookin'!"

Fender Stratocaster - Its A Business Machine

Fender Stratocaster - Its A Business Machine (1977)
It's a business machine. It doesn't matter whether the sound you're into is soul, country or rock. You can't take your band to the top until you take care of business first. And that means picking ...

The following description is taken from the 1969 Fender lovin' care catalogue

Looking for that strong, biting sound to make your playing sing? You'll find it in the Stratocaster. Compare and you will see why it has always been one of the favourites with musicians everywhere.

Stratocaster sound is produced by its three adjustable wide-range pick-ups working with two tone controls and a three position switch. Select any of the three positions or even between the natural positions for your own particular sound. For more effects, the Strat has a built-in tremolo (or available without) for variable pitch change.

The Stratocaster contoured body design offers extreme playing comfort accomplished by shaping and sculpting the guitar body so it snugs into the body of the player. Also, the front of the guitar is dressed away, providing a firm comfortable arm rest. Its neck is truss-rod reinforced and adjustable for a lifetime of playing pleasure.

Stratocaster pickups are shielded from the noise of lights, signs and other electrical equipment. In addition, six bridges are individually adjustable for string length and height for perfect intonation and custom playing action. It is finished in shaded Sunburst with an attractive white pickguard. It is also available in selected custom colours and left-hand models by special order.

Standard neck width: 15/8" at nut; available 1 " and 1 " by special order




US ebay listings

Neal Schon Fender Stratocaster Pearl White, the "Lights" guitar, MUSIC HISTORY!

Current price: $100000.00
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Time left: 20d 21h 23m
1962 ORIG ERIC JOHNSON FAMOUS FENDER STRATOCASTER VINTAGE STRAT INVESTMENT

Current price: $99500.00
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Time left: 11d 6h 32m
1957 Fender “Mary Kaye” Stratocaster (#FEE0270)

Current price: $89900.00
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Time left: 5d 11m
1955 FENDER STRATOCASTER, MUSEUM PIECE, TIGER STRIPED ASH BODY! 1954 1956 Strat

Current price: $79900.00
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Time left: 14d 22h 3m
1960 Fender Stratocaster vintage guitar

Current price: $45000.00
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1958 Fender Stratocaster, Two Tone Sunburst, All 1957 Features (FEE0421)

Current price: $39900.00
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Time left: 26d 19h 55m
1960 Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar & Original Case USA Made Second Owner

Current price: $35000.00
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Time left: 13d 22h 59m
1956 Fender Stratocaster

Current price: $35000.00
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Time left: 28d 20h 18m
FENDER AMERICAN VINTAGE 1958 STRATOCASTER, EXCELLENT COND, ALL FACTORY ORIGINAL

Current price: $34999.00
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Time left: 2d 21h 46m
1959 ORIG SMOKIN JOE KUBEK STRAT VINTAGE FENDER STRATOCASTER

Current price: $34500.00
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Time left: 11d 6h 37m
1962 ORIG LAKE PLACID BLUE FENDER STRATOCASTER Vintage Strat PRE CBS

Current price: $32500.00
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Time left: 11d 6h 34m
1962 Fender Stratocaster 3-Tone Sunburst

Current price: $30000.00
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Time left: 10h 32m
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UK ebay listings

1957 Fender “Mary Kaye” Stratocaster (#FEE0270)

Current price: £59857.51
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Time left: 5d 11m
1960 Fender Stratocaster vintage guitar

Current price: £29962.05
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Time left: 4d 19h 52m
1956 FENDER STRATOCASTER 2 TONE SUNBURST

Current price: £22500.00
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Time left: 7d 19h 4m
1960 Fender Stratocaster (#FEE0794)

Current price: £19908.12
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Time left: 3d 22h 58m
1962 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst (#FEE0259)

Current price: £19908.12
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Time left: 17d 21h 21m
1958 Fender Stratocaster 100% Original-Museum Quality! Stunning Tone!! The Best!

Current price: £18975.96
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Time left: 2d 19h 25m
✮✮ 1964 '64 Vintage Fender Stratocaster Candy Apple Red Pre CBS 100% Original ✮✮

Current price: £18643.05
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Time left: 1h 59m
1962 Fender Stratocaster, Sunburst, Slab board (#FEE0293)

Current price: £18576.47
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Time left: 6d 22h 20m
Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Blackie Tribute Stratocaster Relic Mark Kendrick

Current price: £18576.47
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Time left: 8d 1h 49m
1959 Fender Stratocaster (#FEE0035)

Current price: £17244.82
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Time left: 16d 23h 29m
1958 VINTAGE FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR SUNBURST ALL ORIGINAL USA STRAT PRE CBS

Current price: £16642.25
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Time left: 4d 8h 17m
1965 Fender Stratocaster Candy Apple Red (#FEE0801)

Current price: £16579.00
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Time left: 26d 26m
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German ebay listings

1955 Fender Stratocaster - 2-tone Sunburst - / 1 Piece ASH Body !!!

Current price: €34170.00
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Time left: 17d 10h 7m
1961 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst - Near Mint!! Perfect Investment!!!

Current price: €30100.00
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Time left: 3d 12h 58m
1957 Fender Stratocaster - 2-tone Sunburst - Near Mint/ w tweed Case!

Current price: €30100.00
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Time left: 25d 18h 56m
1961 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst

Current price: €27030.00
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Time left: 16d 10h 59m
1958 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst

Current price: €25500.00
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Time left: 9d 16h 14m
1963 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst - ALL Original

Current price: €24990.00
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Time left: 26d 18h 58m
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There are 1 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
bezvadim Comment left 9th January 2013 20:08:03
Fender Contemporary Stratocaster HH MIJ, 1985 year of production, all black, serial А041418 what's it value?

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