According to Fender Europe the American Original Series is discontinued. I still see the guitar on Fender site, but a friend of mine asked a replacement neck for his American Original Stratocaster (still under warranty) and Customer Service answered that there are no more American Original neck...
Hi, today it's the birthday of Hank Marvin and I want to share with you this article I made about its Stratocasters and the Hank's signatures made by Fender and Squier. His first guitar was the first Stratocaster imported in the UK.
Hank Marvin Stratocaster
Hi, today is the brithday of Yngwie Malmsteen. Some love him, others hate him, but he certainly was a very important player for Fender. In this article I have collected some information about his Play Loud and his Signatures, American and Japanese.
Fuzzfaced: Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster history
Hi, I continued to collect specs and pictures of the Stratocasters made from 1954 until 2020. I updated it with Japanese Strats intended for domestic market.
Obiouvsly some guitars are not included: One-Offs, Custom Order, Art Guitars, Prestige Collection and Dealer Select. Few FSRs and...
Today, for the brithday of mr. Slow Hand, I would like to share with you this article on Eric Clapton and the birth of his signature models. I hope you like it. I would also like to thank @Baelzebub who helped me with the translation...
Hi, usually Japanese Extrad Stratocasters had the Extrad logo on the back of the headstock. Is it possible that some Extrad models had the "Custom Edition" logo? I also found some guitars without any logo, but with the Extrad certificate of authenticity.
Hi, I am reading old Twang catalogs and Japanese Domestic Stratocasters specs. I noticed that ST62-53 (or ST57-53 and ST54-53) had Japanese Alnico Pickups with staggered poles, called ST-Vintage. But in 1994 and 1995 catalogs these strats were were equipped with ST-single pickups (made in Japan...
Hi, I always loved the Number One. I have read many articles and interviews on this guitar, I have analyzed his photos over time and I have written this article on the Number One. And on the signature. Hope you like it.
Hi! I would like to show you my website, full of Stratocaster specs and pictures, from 1954 until today. You can find the specs by series or by country of production. Some one-off, art, road show models, FSR are not included. I hope you like it!
Fuzzfaced - Stratocaster Specs
Just a video of a gathering of Stratocaster’s fans, absolutely free of charge, which took place on September 25th in Tortona, Italy, at the Guitar Centre. We exposed Stratocasters made between 1954 and 1966, including sunbursts and custom colors. The musicians played the instruments, compared...
Hello, I have seen some models of The Strat (built from 1980-1983), but I have found on these guitars two kind of neck plates: one with only the "F" engraving, the other with "Fender".
Does anyone know which is the original neck plate of this guitar... Maybe they have been used both?