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First Look: Fender American Professional Stratocaster

January 9, 2017
Watch John Bohlinger play and offer up his unfiltered initial impressions of Fender's new flagship 6-string.
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Trash or Treasure: Fender Tex-Mex Stratocaster

September 30, 2016
Identifying a 1990s MIM Strat through the process of elimination.
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Tools for the Task: Single-Coil Replacement Pickups

August 5, 2016
Ten passive single-coil options for a total tonal makeover.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Scalloped Wonder

July 29, 2016
PG reader John Wiley shares the saga of how he turned a yard-sale S-style into an homage to Ritchie Blackmore.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender 2016 Custom Shop Models

July 11, 2016
Get a peek behind the curtain to see what's possible with these high-end beauties.
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SNAMM '16 - TV Jones Starwood Series Strat Pickups and T-90 Demos

July 3, 2016
Know for Filter'Trons, Tom Jones steps outside his sweet spot and delivers delicious options for Strat players and P-90 lovers.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender Deluxe Stratocaster & Mustang 90 Demos

June 24, 2016
See and hear two new old favorites with modern accoutrements.
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Playing the Angles: Bob Mould

May 30, 2016
The ex-Hüsker Dü leader unleashes jagged stacks of Strats for his darkest, thickest-sounding album in decades and strikes a blow for the sanctity of the rock power trio.
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Mod Garage: Taming Highs with Virtual Tone Controls

May 6, 2016
Got a shrill-sounding pickup? Here’s a cheap and easy fix.
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Mod Garage: The Strat-o-Tele Crossover

April 8, 2016
Four ways to bring classic Stratocaster sounds to your Tele.
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Mod Garage: Riptide Stratocaster Wiring

March 4, 2016
Can you merge the best qualities of a Strat and Tele?
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Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Review

March 1, 2016
A quirky homage to Jimi’s idiosyncratic Stratocasters delivers sonic dividends at an accessible price.
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NAMM '16 - Mojotone '58 Quiet Coil S-style Pickup Set, Deacon, and MT Pilot Demos

February 25, 2016
Hear a new, vintage-inspired set of S-style pickups and two new tube heads—one loaded with 6V6s and another with KT66s.
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NAMM '16 - John Page Classic AJ & Ashburn HH Demos

February 19, 2016
The renowned custom builder shows off two axes geared for working musicians, but with his attention to detail and high-end appointments.
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NAMM '16 - Xotic California Classic XSC Demo

January 28, 2016
The SoCal company shows off a whole line of handbuilt S-style guitars that offer custom-shop appointments at a lower price point.
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NAMM '16 - Charvel Guitars Pro Mod San Dimas Demo

January 22, 2016
Take a ride alongside the hottest super strat at this year's show.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Foam Green Fender Stratocaster

December 28, 2015
In excellent condition, this handsome instrument can fetch up to $25,000 today.
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Guitar Shop 101: Wiring Humbuckers in Parallel on an HH Strat

December 11, 2015
Put some shimmer and spank into your dual-humbucker guitar with this alternative wiring scheme.
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Jackson SLATXMGQ 3-6 Soloist Review

December 4, 2015
Jackson sets a high standard for affordable shred with an all-round extraordinary axe.
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Mod Garage: Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster Mods

October 30, 2015
Craving Blackmore’s signature tones? These easy mods will edge you closer.
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