In Guitarist May 14 Issue 380:
Fender's Strat celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and we take an in-depth look at what is arguably the most iconic electric guitar in the world in this issue. We play an original 1954 Strat, exploring the spec and sounds of Leo's masterpiece, and put three new anniversary Strats from Fender through their paces.
You'll also find a guide to vintage Strats and much more in our birthday coverage, including an interview with Strat pioneer Hank Marvin, and Jimi Hendrix's Monterey Pop Festival Strat.
The gear-fest goes on with reviews of Gibson's Derek Trucks and Futura SGs, Fender's Vaporizer amp, Taylor's 816CE acoustic and more. You'll also find in-depth interviews with Police legend Andy Summers, Adrian Belew, Robert Cray, Les Claypool and other masterly players to round out a very special anniversary issue.