December 2020

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KWS on Hendrix - Hooked

Hooked: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

November 24, 2020
The platinum-selling blues rocker highlights the Electric Ladyland hit's innovative wah work and swaggering groove.
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Tash Sultana Hooked

Hooked: Tash Sultana's on John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"

November 17, 2020
The Aussie looping marvel celebrates the Continuum hit that sparked a switch from Teles to Strats.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: A Strat Comes Full Circle

November 5, 2020
A Hendrix fan details the journey of his first real guitar, a 1972 Fender Strat that he modded, returned to spec, and is now enjoying again in quarantine.
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First Look: Fender American Professional II Stratocaster

October 13, 2020
The world’s most iconic electric evolves again—this time with a roasted pine body, contoured heel, rolled fretboard edges, and more articulate pickups.
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John Osborne Hooked Hendrix

Hooked: John Osborne on Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing"

October 6, 2020
Certified guitar geek and half of the country-rock guitar attack in Brothers Osborne remembers how SRV introduced him to Hendrix, expanding his 6-string aspirations from '90s teenage angst.
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Josh Smith Hooked on SRV

Hooked: Josh Smith on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Scuttle Buttin'"

September 22, 2020
The L.A.-based studio ace and blues hound sets the stage about how SRV's power punched him in the chest and forever changed his world.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Guitars

May 22, 2020
From Angus’ SG to Tom’s “Arm the Homeless” axe—the most recognizable 6-strings from our catalog of nearly 500 Rundowns.
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Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: Classic Guitar & Fender-Amp Pairings

May 21, 2020
Four irresistible combinations every guitar junkie's gotta try.
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Iso Lab: B-Benders

May 18, 2020
PG's John Bohlinger demos a quintet of bending axes, including a custom T-style, a Gibson Music City Jr., a one-off PRS SC-J, a PRS SE One, and a Gibson Les Paul.
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A Floyd for Those Who’d Never Want a Floyd

May 15, 2020
Lovely feel, easy installation, and tuning stability unite in this stainless-steel performer. The PG Vega-Trem VT1 UltraTrem review.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Two Sweet Rides

May 7, 2020
A Canadian guitarist has his dream G&L made to match his Harley.
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Iso Lab: 1955 vs. 1966 Fender Stratocasters

April 20, 2020
PG's John Bohlinger couch surfs during the quarantine and slugs it out with his vintage Strats.
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Eric Johnson on Breaking Patterns to Play with More Freedom

April 9, 2020
On the road during his EJ Vol. II tour, the guitar giant talks about the rewards of varying technique, acoustic versus electric playing, balancing spontaneity and perfectionism, why he chose the pickups for his new “Virginia” signature Strat, and owning the first guitar he ever heard.
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A Custom-Finished Fender Worth Five Figure$

March 18, 2020
Ash, rosewood, and factory-original black paint bedeck this beautiful 1964 Strat.
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DIY: How to String a Fender-Style Electric Guitar

March 17, 2020
A fast, easy video demo of how to replace strings on any standard electric with all six tuners on the same side of the headstock.
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Question & Obsession: Stratocaster Stars

October 28, 2019
Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey joins us in discussing players who make the Strat sing, embodying the classic model’s sound in a singular way.
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Vintage Vault: 1961 Fender Stratocaster

June 25, 2019
It was the Jazzmaster’s year in sales, but the Strat stood strong.
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ESP Introduces Six New LTD 400 Series Models

June 7, 2019
All six of the new models have pro-quality components from makers such as Seymour Duncan, EMG, Grover, and Floyd Rose.
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Mod Garage: The Blender 7-Sound Stratocaster

May 31, 2019
A virtually infinite palette of Strat tones at your fingertips? You bet.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Gold-on-White Strat

May 13, 2019
After seeing Franz Lyons’ luxurious bass in a Turnstile video, this guitarist wanted to create a suave-looking Strat.
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