November 2019

S-Style

Fender Ed O’Brien Stratocaster Review

January 23, 2018
Musical possibilities abound in a sustainer-equipped Stratocaster.
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Mod Garage: Dan Armstrong’s “Super-Strat” Wiring

December 12, 2017
Maybe a stock Strat’s five sounds aren’t enough for you. Okay, how about 12?
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Ola Englund Launches Solar Guitars

November 28, 2017
The Swedish axe man—known for his work with The Haunted, Feared, and his own YouTube channel—dives into the MI with four aggressive designs featuring Floyd Rose bridges, Seymour Duncan pickups, and Grover tuners.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Warmoth Partscaster Revival

November 20, 2017
While in high school, this player built his own S-style, but then the wiring failed. Four years later, he revisited his build and fixed it.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Go Big or Go Home

October 5, 2017
A Texas engineer made his dream Strat-style guitar from scratch—and he didn’t take the easy route.
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What Bohlinger Plays - Cascading Jangle Riff in E

August 8, 2017
Watch and learn a hooky pull-off motif inspired by rock ’n’ roll icon Buddy Holly.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Magicaster

July 24, 2017
A Chicago bluesman and builder applies Gibson sensibilities, DiMarzio prototypes, and a shorter scale to make his dream Strat-style guitar.
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SNAMM '17 - Fender Ed O'Brien Strat, Brad Paisley Tele & '64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Demos

July 15, 2017
The SoCal company introduces three signature models and give the handwired treatment to an old favorite combo.
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Fender American Professional Stratocaster Review

March 6, 2017
The latest incarnation of Fender’s most legendary solidbody is all about the zing.
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NAMM '17 - Traveler Guitar Traveler Acoustic CL 3EQ and Travelcaster Deluxe Demos

February 24, 2017
Check out two new ultra-transportable axes—including one with a very familiar-looking pickguard.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Jim Mouradian-Built Frankenstrat

February 13, 2017
A Boston acid-blues guitarist celebrates a Strat with 15 switchable voicings—the work of a beloved luthier who recently passed away.
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NAMM '17 - Mayones Hydra and Custom 35th Anniversary Model Demos

February 12, 2017
The boutique Polish builders debut a headless design and a celebratory “super strat,” both with mind-boggling workmanship.
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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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