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A Fender Custom Shop Master Built Experience
Special Feature by Tom Watson, Strat Collector, 10 January 2004
EVERYONE WHO grew up with "rock 'n' roll" during the 50s and 60s in the United States understood its message. Rebellion. The music served as ...
State of the Vintage Strat 2004: Four U.S. Experts Share Their Opinions
Overview by Tom Watson, Strat Collector, 14 February 2004
WHILE AUTOMOBILES were designed to be driven, coins designed to be spent, and stamps designed for licking, such items have come to be valued and ...
How to Buy a Fender Stratocaster, Part One
Guide by Tom Watson, Strat Collector, 23 February 2004
THE ARTICLE BELOW is not about collectible Stratocasters, vintage or otherwise. The information is provided in response to a frequently asked question: How in the ...
Profile by Tom Watson, Strat Collector, 30 March 2004
I see myself as kind of being like a lone guy on a quest. Eric Clapton1 ...
How to Buy a Fender Stratocaster Part Two: New Instruments
Guide by Tom Watson, Strat Collector, 20 April 2004
THE THRESHOLD questions considered in Part One of How to Buy a Fender Stratocaster were: What is your budget? and What purpose will the instrument ...
Eric Clapton Stratocaster "Blackie" Becomes Most Expensive Guitar Sold at Auction
Report by Tom Watson, Strat Collector, 25 June 2004
ERIC CLAPTON'S prized Stratocaster "Blackie", brought $959,500 in the Christie's Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Auction, becoming the most expensive guitar ever to have been sold ...
The Stratocaster Chronicles by Tom Wheeler
Book Review by Tom Watson, Strat Collector, 11 February 2005
Apart from the weight of its own history, the Strat abides.– Tom Wheeler, The Stratocaster Chronicles ...
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