The “Stratocaster”. Will there ever be a better name given to an electric guitar? Coined in the 50’s, can’t do it again, it’s a one-off, and it has stood the test of time. The name is credited to Don Randall in the Fender marketing department in 1953, he was a pilot and aviation enthusiast. I think it’s pure genius. When I plug in my electric guitar and turn up the volume, what do I want to do? Well...I wanna cast the sound straight up into the damn stratosphere, that’s what I wanna do!!! I’m gonna go plug one in and try to get there now. Happy Friday!