Few electric guitars can boast the enduring versatility of the Fender Stratocaster, an iconic American classic and the most-copied electric guitar of all time. From Buddy Holly and surf guitar great Dick Dale through to Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, the Strat has been the guitar of choice for countless legends.
Since the Fender Stratocaster was designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton and Freddie Tavares, the Strat has been in continuous production. Nearly six decades on and the Fender Strat has gone through a vast array of refinements and permutations, but the essential design and elements remain the same. For Strat fans on a budget Fender's range of Mexican-produced Stratocasters have helped Fender to ensure that everyone can gain access to the classic Stratocaster experience and sound.