The 1954 Fender Stratocaster is of course the beginning of the breed. Full factory production of the Fender Stratocaster started October 1954. Stratocasters made from March 1954 to September 1954 were really hand-made prototypes, and the Strat’s features did not “settle” until October 1954 (as you can see from the […]

Week 12: Fender Stratocaster 1954