“That is a ’54 reissue. This is the real ’54. It’s number 588”: Måneskin’s Thomas Raggi drops by Norman’s Rare Guitars – and ends up playing one of the first Fender Strats ever produced

Thomas Raggi plays a 1954 Fender Stratocaster at Norman’s Rare Guitars
(Image credit: Norman’s Rare Guitars / YouTube)

Alongside stunning electric guitars, the Norman’s Rare Guitars YouTube channel often documents some of the store’s celebrity visitors, and recently, Maneskin guitarist Thomas Raggi popped into the iconic LA store and got a fun surprise after eyeing up a vintage Strat reissue.

Footage of the visit shows owner Norm Harris giving Raggi a quick tour of the store, before the Italian guitarist pulls out a 40th Anniversary 1954 Fender Stratocaster reissue, in two-tone Sunburst.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.