An extensively researched collection of stories about cool products and awesome people, my latest book ANNIVERSARY STRAT celebrates the diverse array of Fender commemorative model Stratocasters made in the USA. Part 1 chronicles these factory and Custom Shop guitars, and sheds light on how a few ended up in the hands of legendary players. More Custom Shop instruments are showcased in Part 2, as the personal stories of the master builders unfold and they reveal their favorite projects.


Ever since 1979, anniversary model guitars have been released by Fender to celebrate significant milestones in the company’s history. Consequently, an extensive range of commemorative instruments has shipped from the US factory and Custom Shop over the last forty years. Some distinctive and memorable Fender Strats have also been commissioned by third parties including publishers, motor industry manufacturers, entertainment organizations, and musical instrument stores, to celebrate their own noteworthy events.

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