Alex Turner's Fender Stratocaster fetches £128,544 in charity raffle for music venues

Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys
(Image credit: Tabatha Fireman/Redferns)

Alex Turner's black Fender Stratocaster has fetched £128,544 in a charity raffle to raise money for grassroots music venues.

The electric guitar belonging to the Arctic Monkeys frontman was used for many of the UK indie band's early performances.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.