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Stratocaster Chronicles: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fender Stratocaster (with CDROM) by: Tom Wheeler
Stratocaster Chronicles: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fender Stratocaster (with CDROM) by: Tom Wheeler
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The Stratocaster Chronicles: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fender Strat (with CDROM) by: Tom Wheeler
List Price: $50.00
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Author: Tom Wheeler
Binding: Hard Cover
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 280
Size: 10.25 x 10.25 in.

Product Code: SO-ING-2004-0634056786-X12

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The world's most famous guitar celebrates 50 years!

Fully authorized by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and written by best-selling author/historian Tom Wheeler, this remarkable book showcases the worldwide cooperation of photographers, magazines, musicians and museums to produce the beautiful and inspiring book this milestone deserves.


  • Foreword by Eric Clapton
  • 280 pages, full-color on premium paper
  • Over 220 photographs and images
  • Full page photos of guitars from one of the world's most valuable collections
  • Featured photography by John Peden and Robert Perine
  • A CD with a rare interview of Leo Fender, plus Fifty Sounds of the Strat, an entertaining sonic tour of the greats.

This book is for guitar players, collectors, and fans of the performing arts. While it details the Stratocaster's structural evolution, its larger function is to lend perspective to all the facts and dates. The Stratocaster Chronicles gives voice to the people behind the guitar, providing a forum for them to recount the tale of the Strat as a reflection of musical tastes, manufacturing necessities, industry competition, and economic trends. It recognizes the unique 50-year relationship between the guitar, its players famous and obscure, and the music they made and continue to make together. Tom writes . .

As we celebrate the golden anniversary of the Stratocaster, Mr. Fender's vision still unfolds, still reveals itself. Fifty years out, we stand in awe at the essential rightness of the Strat as generation after generation responds to its call with passion and creativity, taking the guitar and music to places Clarence Leo Fender never could have imagined. As a musical instrument, the Stratocaster will always be Leo Fender's guitar. As a dream machine, it belongs to the world.


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