Strat Sessions feat. Buddy Guy and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

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Strat Sessions feat. Buddy Guy and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Buddy Guy Strat

Tune in and hear Buddy recall the first time he saw a Stratocaster on American guitarist Guitar Slim and his decision to become a “Strat-Cat”.

At the same time, listen to Kingfish reflect on Buddy Guy and his influence on his playing style and music. “You can’t beat a Strat”, according to Buddy, and in this episode, these two scholars of Blues show you why with a captivating performance of “(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man” by Muddy Waters.

For 70 years the Stratocaster has been a beacon for players who see some of their own rebellious spirit in this revolutionary guitar. Once viewed as unconventional, the Strat is now ubiquitous – a testament to its perpetual innovation, incredible versatility and visionary design.

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Stratocaster guitar, an unrivalled and iconic masterpiece from the visionary portfolio of founder, Leo Fender. What distinguishes the Stratocaster is not just its remarkable pedigree, but its capacity to transcend genre, skill levels, and any qualifying parameter. Beloved by enthusiasts with even a passing interest in music, the Stratocaster holds a special place in the hearts of collectors, seasoned professionals, and dedicated fans who revere this famed model. To commemorate this remarkable milestone, Fender’s year-long celebration goes beyond mere nostalgia. It encompasses the release of seven new models, each meticulously designed to pay homage to the Stratocaster guitars’ enduring legacy. These models, featuring two existing classics adorned in the Stratocaster guitars famous 2-Color Sunburst finish and five limited edition anniversary models, symbolize Fender’s commitment to innovation, acknowledging the evolving musical landscape and mission to inspire the next generation of players, ensuring the Stratocaster guitars influence continues to resonate for years to come.

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