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Fender Stratocaster
the most famous guitar in the world?

Vintage advertisements for the Fender Stratocaster

Electric Guitar advertisements originally published from 1954 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies.
Check out other vintage Fender advertisements

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 the Telecaster and Strat...

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 - Qulaity means confidence

Fender Stratocaster - Qulaity means confidence (1963)
Early sixties advert for the Fender Jazz bass and the St...

Fender Stratocaster - Olé

Fender Stratocaster - Olé (1966)
60s Fender advert for 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 ½" and 1 ¾" by special order




US ebay listings

UPGRADED STRATOCASTER STRAT NECK MAPLE SMALL 50S 60S HEADSTOCK FENDER SKUNK STRP

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Fender® Standard Stratocaster® Maple Fingerboard Sunburst w/Case - MINT

Current price: $399.99
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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar

Current price: $1200.00
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1955 Fender Stratocaster Vintage REAL DEAL NO RESERVE!

Current price: $10500.00

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1992 Fender Stratocaster Plus Electric Guitar w/Hard Case Metallic Red LACE OHSC

Current price: $989.99
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Fender Japan 1989 Contemporary Stratocaster MIJ Strat Rare Stratocaster Guitar

Current price: $599.00
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2006 Fender Standard Stratocaster MIM RED with maple neck

Current price: $299.00
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MAPLE STRATOCASTER STRAT NECK 70S BIG CBS HEADSTOCK SKUNK STRIPE FENDER PROJECT

Current price: $90.00
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Fender 2008 American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Blizzard Pearl

Current price: $699.99
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Fender Stratocaster Made in Mexico

Current price: $275.00

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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Inca Silver

Current price: $750.00
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2013 USA Made Fender American Standard Stratocaster Strat Electric Guitar

Current price: $925.00
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Squier by Fender Affinity Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Current price: $50.00

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Fender American Deluxe "Fat Strat" HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Case

Current price: $999.99
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Fender Stratocaster Candy Cola with USA neck and electronics

Current price: $550.00

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Fender American Standard Series USA Stratocaster Strat 2008 Olympic White

Current price: $899.00
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Vintage 1977 Fender Stratocaster Guitar

Current price: $1389.00
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Fender FSR Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Black

Current price: $449.99
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American Fender Stratocaster 2004 RED W/ HARD CARRY CASE TAKE A LOOK !!! DEAL !

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Fender 50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar Sunburst Maple

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UK ebay listings

Mexican Fender Stratocaster with Original Manual and Carry Bag Good Condition

Current price: £200.00
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Fender Tom Delonge Stratocaster Guitar Made in Mexico 2002 Graffiti Yellow

Current price: £495.00
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FENDER STRATOCASTER ELECTRIC GUITAR MADE IN JAPAN

Current price: £199.00
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FENDER STRATOCASTER 70'S REISSUE NATURAL ASH STRAT

Current price: £395.00
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Fender Standard Stratocaster MIM 2007 Mexican

Current price: £275.00
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fender stratocaster usa

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Fender Stratocaster Japanese Japan 1984-1987 Black - UK SELLER

Current price: £399.99
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WD MUSIC Pro Relic Guitar. Bare Knuckle Pickups, Fender Stratocaster Parts

Current price: £595.00
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Fender 2005 MIM Stratocaster - Metalllic Blue - Warranty -

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2004 FENDER STRATOCASTER 50TH ANNIVERSARY AZTEC GOLD RARE GORGEOUS

Current price: £499.99
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Fender Mexican stratocaster Midi Loaded

Current price: £200.00

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Fender Stratocaster Usa Billy Corgan White

Current price: £750.00
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1999 Left Handed Fender Stratocaster AVRI 1962 Candy Apple Red

Current price: £750.00
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Fender Stratocaster Korean 1987

Current price: £199.00
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2007 Fender Stratocaster Deluxe WarmothThinline Chambered F Hole Body Strat

Current price: £482.04
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Fender USA American Standard Statocaster Strat

Current price: £443.00
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Fender Stratocaster USA Vintage re-issue body.

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1998 Fender Stratocaster Hot Rod Classic Player 60s Reissue Strat Sonic Blue

Current price: £387.52
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Fender American '57 Reissue Stratocaster FSR - Candy Apple Red

Current price: £1299.00
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Fender Squier, Stratocaster, Japan 1989

Current price: £295.00
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German ebay listings

Fender Squier Bullet Strat E-Gitarre + Zubehör Neuwertig

Current price: €112.00
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Gitarre Fender Stratocaster mit Koffer

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G&L Tribute Legacy - Stratocaster - Seymor Duncon - Fender Strat

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6 Fender Logo Stratocaster / Telecaster TUNERS TUNING PEGS Guitar

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Wilkinson Deluxe tremolo für Fender Strat Gitarre

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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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