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By Dave Hunter

Fender’s Stratocaster is arguably the number-one tool icon of the guitar international. while brought in 1954, its offset space-age strains, contoured physique, and three-pickup configuration set the song global on its ear—it used to be really not like any guitar that had come sooner than. within the fingers of the world’s such a lot cherished avid gamers, the Stratocaster has considering the fact that turn into a well-liked weapon of selection between rock, blues, jazz, and nation gamers and, no longer coincidentally, can also be essentially the most copied electrical guitars of all time.

 

In this authoritatively written, painstakingly curated, and gloriously awarded tribute to the 60-year-old Fender Stratocaster, writer Dave Hunter covers the guitar’s background from notion, layout, and version release via its various adaptations and correct as much as the current. the tale is illustrated with archival pictures of Stratocasters and their gamers in motion, studio photographs of Stratocasters of assorted classic and provenance, memorabilia linked to recognized gamers, and profiles of over 30 famous Strat slingers throughout the a long time. Influential rock’n’ rollers like blood brother Holly, Hank Marvin, Ike Turner, and Dick Dale; blues avid gamers like blood brother man, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, and John Mayer; steel gods Richie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Dave Murray; esteemed rockers Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Ronnie wooden, Robbie Robertson, Rory Gallagher, Mark Knopfler, and Wayne Kramer; and post-punk heroes the sting, John Frusciante, and Billy Corgan are all integrated. And so, after all, is Jimi Hendrix. With its exceptional point of aspect and wonderful visuals, The Fender Stratocaster is the one publication tribute beneficial of the world’s maximum guitar.

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Ike began playing piano and guitar, forming the Kings of rhythm in high school; he kept the name of the band throughout his career. Along with playing across the south, ike became a music scout. He brought B. B. King and Howlin’ Wolf to the attention of sam Phillips at sun records, who first recorded them and leased the sides to Bihari brothers’ Modern records in Los Angeles. ike himself recorded in the 1950s and 1960s for Modern, Chess, Flair, and Mississippi’s local label, trumpet. With the revue, he graduated to larger labels, With Tina Turner fronting the Kings of Rhythm and Ike Turner playing what became his trademark Sonic Blue Strat, R&B would never be the same again.

Shamblin was a cornerstone of the band up until 1942, when he enlisted in the armed services during World War ii. He re-upped with Wills in 1947 and played with him through 1957. When shamblin began with Wills, he was playing a radical rickenbacker Electro B, the small semi-solidbody cousin to the firm’s Frying Pan lap steel. ” shamblin soon bought a pair of massive Gibson super 400 archtops that no one could mistake for anything but a guitar. While Wills was antsy about shamblin’s first semi-solidbody, he didn’t object to the newfangled stratocaster.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Mary Kaye • 45 • Ike Turner Ike Turner plays his Strat with his Kings of Rhythm in 1956. In the back row from left, Jackie Brenston, Raymond Hill, Eddie Jones, Fred Sample, and Billy Gayles. , Turner, and Eugene Washington. Gilles Petard Collection/Redferns/Getty Images With saxman Jackie Brenston singing, Turner’s Kings of Rhythm recorded one of the first—if not the first—rock ’n’ roll songs of all time, “Rocket 88,” at Memphis’s Sun Studios. The song was licensed to Chicago’s Chess Records for release in April 1951.

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