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Vintage Fender Stratocaster pickups: how they work, what changed, and why their sound is so sought-after

The history of Leo Fender’s Stratocaster single coils – and how to get better tone from your own Strat pickups

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Why Jeff Beck switched from a Les Paul to a Strat

The late guitar hero first began transitioning to the model with which he would become synonymous during the recording of his 1969 album, Beck-Ola

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Here’s Why People Love the 1957 Fender Stratocaster

Veteran vintage guitar dealer David Davidson explains why he considers these Strats to be among the best ever made.

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Close-Up on a “Perfect” Stratocaster - Premier Guitar

Although the model debuted in 1954, Leo Fender didn't consider his second guitar design complete until '57. Meet that year's serial number 19129.

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Hank Marvin on the Fender Stratocaster

As The Shadows' King Of Twang, Hank Marvin was Britain's first guitar hero of the electric era, inspiring a generation of players with single-coil tones as springy and lush as a manicured lawn – but he also played the first Fender Stratocaster to reach