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There is considerable debate about the effects on tone and sustain of the material used in the vibrato system's 'inertia bar' and many aftermarket versions are available.

Buddy Holly 's Stratocaster The Stratocaster features three single coil pickupswith the output originally selected by a 3-way switch. Guitarists soon discovered that by jamming the switch in between the fender catalog 2003 and second position, both the bridge and middle pickups could be selected, and similarly, the middle and neck pickups could be selected between the 2nd and 3rd position.

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In Fender introduced a 5-way selector making fender catalog 2003 pickup combinations more stable. This setting's characteristic tone is not caused by any electronic phenomenon—early Stratocasters used identical pickups for all positions. This "in between" tone is caused by phase cancellation due to the physical position of the pickups along the vibrating string.

The neck and fender catalog 2003 pickups are each wired to a tone control that incorporates a single, shared tone capacitor, whereas the bridge pickup, which is slanted towards the high strings for a more trebly sound, has no tone control for maximum brightness.

Dick Dale is a prominent Stratocaster player who also collaborated with Leo Fender in developing the Fender Showman amplifier.


In the early s, the instrument was also championed by Hank Marvinguitarist for the Shadowsa band that originally backed Cliff Richard and then produced instrumentals of its own.

In December fender catalog 2003 Stratocaster was given a broader headstock with altered decals to match the size of the Jazzmaster and the Jaguar.

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Fender —present[ edit ] During the CBS era, particularly the s, the perceived quality of Fender catalog 2003 instruments fender catalog 2003.

During this time, vintage instruments from the pre-CBS era became popular. When the Fender company was bought from CBS by a group of investors and employees headed by Bill Schultz in[18] manufacturing resumed its former high quality and Fender was able to regain market share and brand reputation.

Dan Smith, with the help of John Page, proceeded to work on a reissue of the most popular guitars of Leo Fender's era. They decided to manufacture two Vintage reissue Stratocaster models, the one-piece maple neck and a rosewood-fretboard along with fender catalog 2003 maple-neck Telecaster, the maple-neck and rosewood-fretboard Precision Basses, as well as the rosewood-fretboard "stacked knob" Fender catalog 2003 Bass.

These first few years — of reissues, known as American Vintage Reissues, are now high-priced collector's items and considered as some of the finest to ever leave Fender's Fullerton plant, which closed its doors in late Fender released their first Stratocaster signature guitar to Eric Clapton in As well as the vintage reissues, Fender launched an updated model in This was tailored to the demands of modern players, notably having a flatter fingerboard, a thinner neck profile and an improved tremolo system.


This model line has been continuously improved and remained in production until late Wilson also built five beautiful custom guitars for the January NAMM Show while still an apprentice and was asked to sign the back of the headstocks, garnering him his Master Builder status.

He built his first guitar fender catalog 2003 age fender catalog 2003 in his high school woodshop, joined a cabinet shop right out of high school and, after a stint at a small Southern California guitar maker, enrolled at the acclaimed Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, from which he graduated in spring of Waller joined Fender in After an extensive seven-year apprenticeship, Waller became a Master Builder in Stern got his start apprenticing at a high-end cabinet shop straight out fender catalog 2003 high school.

Stern also built a handful of exquisite archtops in collaboration with the Walt Disney Co.


Fender catalog 2003 went to his first big rock concert at age six—Rush—and Smith remembers going backstage with his dad and meeting Geddy Lee after the show. Rock music and Fender are part of his DNA.

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Yuriy Shishkov From handcrafting many of his own woodworking tools to showcasing his world-class luthier skills and custom inlay work, Yuriy Shishkov is truly one of the last of the renaissance guitar builders.

It was in the small confines of a root cellar in his hometown of Gomel in the former Soviet Union that Shishkov fender catalog 2003 his start building guitars for friends and colleagues.

He became a Custom Shop Master Builder in and has since created countless distinctive instruments, all of which fender catalog 2003 his personal design philosophy:

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