The Fender Stratocaster: A Short History
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Let me first say that I am not sponsored by Fender in any way. I make these history videos for educational purposes, my own, and hopefully as a result, yours. I hope you enjoy it. You've been asking for this one...
This is my short history of the Fender Stratocaster,. You might think that "short" here in the title is something of a misnomer, but the history of about 30 years worth of guitars is packed in to this.
I am fully aware that I couldn't fit every single model here (I actually learned of many I'd NEVER heard of during the research) but tried to choose each guitar for its effect on the direction the model took as time went by.
I'm sure I can count on you to add those in the comments. :)
Two books in particular helped in pulling the video together. These are Amazon links and we get a small percentage from Amazon to help support the channel. Thanks
"The Stratocaster Chronicles" by Tom Wheeler
"The Stratocaster Guitar Book" by Tony Bacon
I need to thank Perry McManis for reviewing the script and for his helpful additions/corrections from the deep well of his Stratocaster knowledge base.
Mr. McManis wrote and plays the Strat on the intro/outro music and if you want to know how much delay you can put on a track...he's the guy to listen to. The tune here is "If a Group of Crows is a Murder, Why Isn't a Group of Ravens a Massacre?" You can here it and others at his channel link below.
And I need to thanks Dave Onorato of Dojo Guitar Repair in Atlanta, Georgia. Dave has been helped me from brainstorming to final fact checking scripts and for that I am grateful.
I'd add that some subscribers have commented on the seeming "duality" of the channel. Encouraging minimalism while posting histories of instruments that might, in some, inspire passing (or prolonged) moments of gear lust. This is not my intention. I have come the long way around to learning to think something is beautiful without feeling that I need to own it. It is perhaps a fine distinction but also one I believe we should take more time to ponder.
Thanks for watching.
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