Tag Archives: Stratocaster
In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced and some would say better made Japanese guitars. The lower priced Fender guitars were made in America and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese made Fender knock offs.

SMG Review: Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar

In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced and some would say better made Japanese guitars. The lower priced Fender guitars were made in America and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese made Fender knock offs.

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Legendary guitarist Robin Trower helped define an era of blues rock guitar. The Robin Trower Signature Stratocaster features custom pickups created by Trower and Fender master builder Todd Krause.

SMG Review: Fender Custom Shop Robin Trower Signature Stratocaster

Legendary guitarist Robin Trower helped define an era of blues rock guitar. The Robin Trower Signature Stratocaster features custom pickups created by Trower and Fender master builder Todd Krause.

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Music and mysticism go hand in hand whether it is commonly realized or not.

Guitar Zen: The Spirit of Music

Music and mysticism go hand in hand whether it is commonly realized or not.

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The Fender Custom Shop Robert Cray Signature Stratocaster caught my eye with its gold hardware and deep blue finish; I just had to give it a go. Right away the tone was incredible. The vintage pickups are super smooth and crisp with just the right amount of break.

SMG Review: Fender Custom Shop Robert Cray Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar

The Fender Custom Shop Robert Cray Signature Stratocaster caught my eye with its gold hardware and deep blue finish; I just had to give it a go. Right away the tone was incredible. The vintage pickups are super smooth and crisp with just the right amount of break.

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The history of electric guitars can be traced back to over 70 years ago when a pickup was placed inside an acoustic and a radio was used to amplify the signal. But it didn't take too long before a few great innovators came along to refine the sound, style and functionality and the rest is Rock 'n' Roll!

SMG Poll: What was the Greatest Breakthrough in Electric Guitar?

The history of electric guitars can be traced back to over 70 years ago when a pickup was placed inside an acoustic and a radio was used to amplify the signal. But it didn’t take too long before a few great innovators came along to refine the sound, style and functionality and the rest is […]

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This AXE includes a major electronics upgrade! You may not have realized that despite a strong reputation for active pickups, EMG also offers a variety of passive pickups. Included in these offerings is the ST12, a complete system designed to drop in to your Strat with no hassle.

SMG CONTEST: WIN A Fender Squier Stratocaster® with EMG’s ST12 Prewired Drop-In Pickguard!

This AXE includes a major electronics upgrade! You may not have realized that despite a strong reputation for active pickups, EMG also offers a variety of passive pickups. Included in these offerings is the ST12, a complete system designed to drop in to your Strat with no hassle.

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