Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Description (Brief)
This electric guitar was made by Fender Musical Instrument Corp. in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1995. It is a reissue of the 1957 design with a two-tone sunburst finish. The Stratocaster is arguably the most successful and influential electric guitar ever produced. It is easily identified by its double cutaways, contoured body, and three pickups. It also features Fender's vibrato or tremolo system that allows players to raise or lower the pitch of the strings. In the hands of Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and many other musicians, the "Strat" has become an American icon.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
date made
1995
maker
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 38 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 97.79 cm
place made
United States: Arizona, Scottsdale
ID Number
1995.0186.01
accession number
1995.0186
catalog number
1995.0186.01
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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