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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 - Olé

Fender Stratocaster - Olé (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 1/2" and 1 3/4" by special order




US ebay listings

Pre-Owned 1963 Pre CBS Fender Stratocaster with Sunburst Finish

Current price: $35000.00
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Time left: 20d 19h 9m
1958 Fender Stratocaster Vintage American Electric Guitar Sunburst OHSC PRE CBS

Current price: $33995.00
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Time left: 5d 22h 18m
1956 FENDER STRATOCASTER VINTAGE ALL-ORIGINAL w/ Original Hard Case

Current price: $29995.00
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Time left: 14d 1h 3m
1960 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Original PRE CBS Electric Guitar Sunburst OHSC

Current price: $27995.00
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Time left: 3d 11h 45m
1960 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Original PRE CBS Electric Guitar Sunburst OHSC

Current price: $26995.00
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Time left: 1d 21h 54m
1964 FENDER STRATOCASTER ELECTRIC GUITAR - ULTRA RARE ALL ORIGINAL PRE CBS ERA

Current price: $23879.00
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Time left: 21d 14h 47m
1964 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Original Sunburst Finish W/OHSC

Current price: $21995.00
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Time left: 16h 16m
☆ 49/50 ☆ Fender Custom "CRASH" Stratocaster ☆ CrAShoCaSTeR Clapton MASTERBUILT

Current price: $21903.74
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Time left: 16d 9h 12m
STUNNING vintage Olympic White MAPLE CAP 1968 Fender Stratocaster Hendrix Spec

Current price: $20280.74
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Time left: 6d 15h 53m
Fender John Mayer BLK1 / Black 1 / Black One Masterbuilt Stratocaster John Cruz

Current price: $17400.00
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Time left: 3d 3h 32m
Fender '61 Stratocaster John English 1 of 1 amp not included

Current price: $15555.00
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1988 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop Masterbuilt Pamelina "Tumbing Dice" Guitar

Current price: $14999.00
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Time left: 28d 20h 55m
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UK ebay listings

Pre-Owned 1963 Pre CBS Fender Stratocaster with Sunburst Finish

Current price: £25878.00
buy it now
Time left: 20d 19h 9m
1958 Fender Stratocaster Vintage American Electric Guitar Sunburst OHSC PRE CBS

Current price: £25134.94
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Time left: 5d 22h 18m
1960 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Original PRE CBS Electric Guitar Sunburst OHSC

Current price: £20698.71
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Time left: 3d 11h 45m
1960 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Original PRE CBS Electric Guitar Sunburst OHSC

Current price: £19959.33
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Time left: 1d 21h 54m
1964 FENDER STRATOCASTER ELECTRIC GUITAR - ULTRA RARE ALL ORIGINAL PRE CBS ERA

Current price: £17655.45
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Time left: 21d 14h 47m
1964 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Original Sunburst Finish W/OHSC

Current price: £16262.48
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Time left: 16h 16m
☆ 49/50 ☆ Fender Custom "CRASH" Stratocaster ☆ CrAShoCaSTeR Clapton MASTERBUILT

Current price: £16195.00
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Time left: 16d 9h 12m
STUNNING vintage Olympic White MAPLE CAP 1968 Fender Stratocaster Hendrix Spec

Current price: £14995.00
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Time left: 6d 15h 53m
1988 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop Masterbuilt Pamelina "Tumbing Dice" Guitar

Current price: £11089.83
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Time left: 28d 20h 55m
1965 Vintage Fender Stratocaster Sunburst Pre-CBS Model w/ OHSC, Small Headstock

Current price: £11086.88
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Time left: 26d 18h 3m
Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Shepard Fairey Stratocaster by Todd Krause w/OHSC

Current price: £9608.13
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Time left: 4d 18h 37m
Fender Custom Shop LTD Gary Moore Stratocaster by John Cruz - Fiesta Red

Current price: £9242.14
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Time left: 18d 16h 20m
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German ebay listings

1958 Fender Stratocaster - 3 Tone Sunburst - last of the Maple Necks

Current price: €28875.00
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Time left: 4d 11h 51m
1959 Fender Stratocaster - 3 Tone Sunburst - last of the Maple Necks

Current price: €27825.00
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Time left: 4d 11h 51m
1961 Fender Braz. Slabboard Stratocaster 100% vintage original 3-tone Sunburst

Current price: €27500.00
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Time left: 2d 8h 5m
Fender Masterbuilt Eric Clapton Blackie Tribute Stratocaster, Dennis Galuszka,

Current price: €24900.00
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Time left: 11d 15h 59m
☆ 49/50 ☆ Fender Custom "CRASH" Stratocaster ☆ CrAShoCaSTeR Clapton MASTERBUILT

Current price: €21995.00
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Time left: 16d 9h 13m
1966 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst - EXC+ incl. blk Tolex case

Current price: €13650.00
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Time left: 6d 13h 22m
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There are 2 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
bezvadim Comment left 9th January 2013 21:09:03
Fender Contemporary Stratocaster HH MIJ, 1985 year of production, all black, serial А041418 what's it value?
Alice Anderson Comment left 9th February 2015 11:11:24
I'm curious to know how much would my 1997 Fender Stratocaster would cost if I sell it online? Any suggestions?

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