Leo Fender launched the Stratocaster electric guitar in 1954 as an upgrade to his revolutionary Telecaster. The 'Strat' - streamlined, chrome-plated, efficient, fast and sexy - soon gained icon status. Today, while original models change hands for thousands of dollars, almost identical Stratocasters are mass-produced by Fender USA for sale worldwide. The 'Strat' remains a low-maintenance 'good little runner' and, with the help of the second edition of this practical 'how to' manual, will last a lifetime.
About the Author
Paul Balmer has played and taught guitar for 40 years. His background includes broadcasting (TV and radio) and video/DVD production. Besides his guitar manuals for Haynes - subjects include Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Bass and acoustic guitars - he has written the official biography of Stephane Grappelli, the jazz violinist. He lives at Oakley Vale, Northamptonshire.
Buying a 'Strat', used and new options, pitfalls, authenticity issues, getting the right 'Strat' for the job. Pre-gig checks, tuning, stageside repairs. Routine maintenance and servicing. Set-ups and careful 'customising'. Safety, electric shocks, hearing damage, paint spray hazards, repetitive strain injury. Dimensions and weights, buying spares, model identification. 'Under the hood' with celebrity users: how the pros set up their 'Strats' and related hardware. This second edition is fully updated throughout, and includes extra case studies and a new section showing how to 'Voodoo' your Squier Strat. Previous edition ISBN: 978 1 84425 321 0.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 21st March 2012
Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised