INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Brian Bell (L) and Rivers Cuomo of the band Weezer perform onstage at 106.7 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2016 - Night 2 at The Forum on December 11, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for CBS Radio)
Today in 1956, Leo Fender received a patent for the Stratocaster guitar. It’s become one of the most famous guitar bodies EVER. It’s used by players from blues to alternative to classic rock. Let’s take a look at a handful of the strat-masters.
Pete Townshend of The Who,
And of course, Jimi Hendrix taking the right-handed guitars and restringing them for his lefty.
But besides the classic rock gods, this guitar is used all across music: