“When I first went to England, there was Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton sleeping in a van. They all bought Strats after they saw me play”: Buddy Guy reflects on his relationship with the Strat during a jam with Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Buddy Guy Kingfish
(Image credit: Fender YouTube)

As many of you are probably aware, the Fender Stratocaster celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2024. Now, Fender has continued its celebrations with the help of Buddy Guy and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, bringing together two generations of blues greats for the first installment of its Strat Sessions jam series.

The brand's latest jam is a little more intimate than the star-studded affair it delivered earlier this month, which featured the likes of Tom Morello, Ari O'Neal, Nile Rodgers, and Mateus Asato stomping through a Hendrix classic.  

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.