Tag Archives: Fender Stratocaster
Originally when it hit the scene, the Stratocaster was released in a 2-color sunburst finish on a solid, deeply contoured ash body, a one-piece maple neck with 21 frets, black dot inlays, and Kluson machine heads, until 1956, when Fender started making bodies made from solid alder.

SMG Review: Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Originally when it hit the scene, the Stratocaster was released in a 2-color sunburst finish on a solid, deeply contoured ash body, a one-piece maple neck with 21 frets, black dot inlays, and Kluson machine heads, until 1956, when Fender started making bodies made from solid alder.

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The new Fender Blacktop felt pretty good in my hand. The neck resembles the 60’s neck which is a bit thinner and easier to play. I wouldn’t say it’s a fast neck, but it’s definitely not slow either. The alder body has a great tone to it, nice and fat. The larger scale of the neck is nice, giving more room in between each of the 22 frets.

SMG Review: Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH Electric Guitar with Floyd Rose Tremolo

The new Fender Blacktop felt pretty good in my hand. The neck resembles the 60’s neck which is a bit thinner and easier to play. I wouldn’t say it’s a fast neck, but it’s definitely not slow either. The alder body has a great tone to it, nice and fat. The larger scale of the […]

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The 1960s was an amazing decade for music and guitars! Gibson and Fender ruled the marketplace while plenty of other great guitars and experimental models were being produced by various companies. Musical styles ranged from pop, rock, surf, blues, jazz and folk. Artists who utilized these guitars broke down new musical doors!

SMG Poll: What is Your Favorite Electric Guitar from the 1960s?

The 1960s was an amazing decade for music and guitars! Gibson and Fender ruled the marketplace while plenty of other great guitars and experimental models were being produced by various companies. Musical styles ranged from pop, rock, surf, blues, jazz and folk. Artists who utilized these guitars broke down new musical doors!

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With an eye towards wrangling the variety of mods to the original TS-series into one "super" pedal, Maxon has come up big with their ST9Pro+ Super Tube.....

REVIEW: Maxon’s ST9Pro+ Super Tube Pedal

With an eye towards wrangling the variety of mods to the original TS-series into one “super” pedal, Maxon has come up big with their ST9Pro+ Super Tube…..

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The Steinberger Spirit has a unique body shape that is very light and feels like a three-quarter size guitar....

Review: Steinberger Spirit GT-PRO Electric Guitar

The Steinberger Spirit has a unique body shape that is very light and feels like a three-quarter size guitar….

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