After celebrating the iconic Fender Stratocaster with a list of the 35 best players who’ve championed it over the years, we asked you who we’d missed. And you told us, in your droves… some we’d never heard of. Some we’d overlooked. But all were unsung stars, and this is a gallery of the top 10. First up: Richie Sambora.
Being a celebrated solo artist and, well, being in Bon Jovi, hardly makes Richie Sambora an ‘unsung’ star of anything. We just kind of forgot to include him in parts 1 and 2. So here he is…
As well as various models by Kramer, Jackson, Charvel, Hamer, Gibson, Zemaitis, Ovation, Taylor, Martin, ESP… we could go on - Sambora has been known to pick up a Strat from time-to-time. In 1991, Fender awarded him a signature model with Floyd Rose, DiMarzo PAF Pro humbuckers and two Fender Texas Special single-coils.
“You missed Richie Sambora.” (From @spawai via Twitter, thanks)
“We need Mr. Sambora in this list man! He is one of the best guitar players of all time.” (Thanks, Paco7800)
“Still no Sambora? Surely one of the tastiest Strat players of the last 30 years.” (Thanks, Sickstring)