The Fender Stratocaster turns 50 this year and it can rightly be considered one of the great instruments of rock and roll. The Strat was the weapon of choice for countless rock and rollers including but not limited to Dick Dale, Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Richard Lloyd and Ritchie Blackmore. The Strat was revolutionary in both its’ design and sound and an original, vintage Strat costs hundreds of thousands of dollars these days (if you can find them). As a matter of fact you will be able to bid on a couple this June as Eric Clapton is auctioning off another batch of guitars, including some Strats to raise funds for his detox center in Antigua. Can anybody spot me some cash?
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