Fender currently makes over 100 Stratocasters – here’s how to choose the Strat that’s right for you

Fender Stratocaster
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It’s often said that Leo Fender got it right the first time with the Stratocaster design.

Whether or not you agree with that sentiment, one thing we will argue until our faces turn a delicate shade of Daphne Blue is that the Strat’s modular nature makes it tremendously appealing to vast numbers of guitarists – and with so many models there’s almost certain to be a Strat to suit your requirements.

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Chris Bird

Chris has been the Editor of Total Guitar magazine since 2020. Prior to that, he was at the helm of Total Guitar's world-class tab and tuition section for 12 years. He's a former guitar teacher with 35 years playing experience and he holds a degree in Philosophy & Popular Music. Chris has interviewed Brian May three times, Jimmy Page once, and Mark Knopfler zero times – something he desperately hopes to rectify as soon as possible.