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Buddy Holly and Hank Marvin may have introduced the sound of the Fender Stratocaster to rock’n’roll, but it was Jimi who took Clarence Leonidas Fender’s most iconic creation on a sexually-charged lysergic voyage that has been much-imitated, but never surpassed.
Jimi purchased his first Strat from Manny’s Music in New York in the summer of 1966, but his white ‘Woodstock’ Strat is arguably the most iconic of all of his guitars. It now resides at Seattle’s EMP museum after Microsoft’s Paul Allen was believed to have paid in excess of $2 million for it.
Is there a better player of the Stratocaster than Jimi? You tell us.