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“Should come as standard with every new Strat” - STEWMAC.COM
"... a cracking book - I wish I'd stumbled upon it years ago." - Bavid Marx - Book Review
“…essential reading for Strat owners … FAN-STRATING-TASTIC” - GUITAR BUYER
For this fully revised second edition additional coverage includes the American Standard, the Tremsetter, updated serial number information and 'key player' analysis of the Strats played by Buddy Guy and David Gilmour. Four new case studies have been added covering the digital VG-Strat, an affordable 'road worn', the rare and wonderful Strat XII and a custom-made Pete Townshend piezo-equipped Strat. Case studies also examine in detail everything from a '54 US-built Classic to Indonesian, Japanese, Mexican and Chinese variants.This easy-to-use manual offers advice on how to get the best from your Strat, be it a budget Chinese Squier or the best the Corona Custom shop can deliver. With step-by-step guidance and clear colour photographs, including advice on changing pickups, adjusting a truss rod and understanding some great stage rigs.Fourteen case studies examine in detail everything from a ’54 USA style Classic to Indonesian, Japanese, Mexican and Chinese variants. Hank Marvin supplies a foreword and there are ‘Tech Tip’ contributions from Eric Clapton’s and Mark Knopfler’s guitar technicians as well as Luthiers John Diggins and Andy Gibson.Chapters include:-
* Buying a Fender Stratocaster* Know your Vintage Strat* Know your America Standard* Know your ‘American Series’* Setting up and tuning* Repairs, maintenance and adjustments* Fourteen Case studies* Ten Key Strat players and their guitars
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