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Fender's Stratocaster is arguably the number one instrument icon of the guitar world. When introduced in 1954, its offset space-age lines, contoured body, and three-pickup configuration set the music world on its ear – it was truly unlike any guitar that had come before. In the hands of the world's most beloved players, the Stratocaster has since become a popular weapon of choice among rock, blues, jazz, and country players and, not coincidentally, is also one of the most copied electric guitars of all time. Here is the complete story of this legendary guitar. Packed with more than 700 photos and memorabilia, plus profiles of the great Strat players, this book is the perfect tribute to the Stratocaster. Dig in and feel the music.