Tells the colorful story of the world's most successful solidbody electric guitar. Revealing interviews and a lively narrative - from the 50s to the present day - show the Stratocaster's overwhelming influence on popular music and its continuing appeal to new players. Essentially three volumes in one book: a compendium of luscious pictures of the coolest Strats, a gripping story from the first prototypes to the latest exploits, and a detailed collector's guide to every production model ever made. This is the complete story of the Stratocaster and the Fender company, from the struggles of the 1950s to the new models, retro reissues, and luscious collectibles of the 21st century. 160 pp.