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  1. Antonio77

    Rory Gallagher Stratocaster

    74 years ago one of the greatest guitarist was born. Let's see his guitar and the replica.
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    Bold as Love

    One of my favourite Hendrix's song. I used my 1992 Japanese ExTrad Stratocaster with a 1967 Super Reverb Amp and a 2021 Marshall 1987x. I hope you like it.
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    Rumors: American Original discontinued?

    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...
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    Hank Marvin Strats

    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
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    New Guitar Strap for my Strat!

    My wife gave me a new strap for my birthday. I love it, and I love her! 1961 Stratocaster, 1967 Super Reverb Amp and Epivo Strap by Antonio77 posted Sep 13, 2021 at 6:59 PM
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    Yngwie Malmsteen Strats

    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
  7. Antonio77

    New Made in Japan Limited Ed. FFXIV Stratocaster

    Fender Japan unveiled last month the new MIJ Limited Edition Final XIV Fantasy Stratocaster. I don't play that game and I usually like vintage style models, but I like this guitar very much.
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    Stratocasters list 1954-2020 with specs and pictures

    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...
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    Eric Clapton and the Fender Stratocaster

    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...
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    ExTrad guitars

    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.
  11. Antonio77

    '90s Japanese Pickups

    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...
  12. Antonio77

    Fender Japan catalogs

    Hy guys, does anyboy have Japanese Fender catalogs from 2014 to 2020 in .pdf?
  13. Antonio77

    Kenny Wayne Sheperd - Somehow Samwhere Someway Cover

    Hello. I tried to play this song and this is the result. I hope you like it.
  14. Antonio77

    Black Strat, 0001 Strat and the David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster

    I wrote this article about the these guitars. I hope you like it (and I hope that the translation in English is good).
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    About Number One history and SRV signature

    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.
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    SRV Custom Shop

    Hi, does anyone have the new Custom Shop SRV Signature Strat?
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    Stratocaster Specs Website

    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
  18. Antonio77

    25th Anniversary Tuning Machines

    Hello, I know that the 25th Anniversary Stratocaster has got the Sperzel non locking tuning machines. But I have also seen many with the Schaller. Anyone knows why? Maybe a switch in the production?
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    Switch on Japan Strats

    Hello, does anybody know which kind of switches are these?
  20. Antonio77

    1998 N.O.S. Strat

    Only in the 1998 the Fender has produced the N.O.S. Strat. Does anybody know it and his specs? It's still a Cunetto Stratocaster, isn't it?
  21. Antonio77

    Gathering of Stratocaster pre-CBS video

    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...
  22. Antonio77

    Hear my train A comin' - People Hell and Angels version

    Hi, this is one of my favourite Hendrix's song and I wanted to learn the guitar part. I work a lot and I haven't got much time to play and it took me a long time to learn it... I hope you like it!
  23. Antonio77

    83 Elite pickups

    Hello, anyone knows which kind of pickups are on the Elite Stratocaster ('83-'85). Alnico 2 or Alnico 3?
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    1980-1983 Fender Strat

    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? Thank you!