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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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How the Fender Electric XII Became the Sound Everyone Chased During the Late-’60s Craze for 12-String Jangle

The unorthodox 12-string electric found its way onto some of rock's most classic recordings, wooing guitarists the world over, but the course of true love ran any way but smooth.

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Do vintage electric guitars really sound better with age?

In this opinion piece, vintage-guitar expert Huw Price goes head-to-head with the myth that, like a fine wine, vintage guitars improve with age.