“One of the greatest Strats I’ve ever played”: Marcus King takes the viral cardboard Fender Stratocaster for a spin – and gives it the highest praise possible

Marcus King playing the viral cardboard Stratocaster
(Image credit: Marc Wierenga)

As the owner of a signature ES-345 signature guitar, and the loyal custodian of numerous Les Pauls and SGs, Marcus King is widely regarded as a Gibson man through-and-through.

But the blues rock ace recently defected to the Fender ranks for a brief period, picking up a Stratocaster to play a handful of tracks in the latest episode of Signal’s Cardboard Sessions.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.