Since its introduction in 1954 the Fender Stratocaster has established itself as one of the design classics of the electric guitar. Practically unmodified, it has embraced all musical styles - from the pure pop of Buddy Holly to the powerhouse pyrotechnics of Jimi Hendrix. With the help of the leading lights of the 'Strat' pack,
Mike Read assesses its impact on the sound of rock 'n' roll.
With HANK MARVIN. ERIC CLAPTON
MARK KNOPFLER. RORY GALLAGHER
DAVE GILMOUR , RITCHIE BLACKMORE
RICHARD THOMPSON. RY COODER
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN , ROBERT CRAY . 'It's just one of those inventions you can't argue with.' Written and produced by MARK RADCLIFFE. BBC Manchester
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