The Fender Stratocaster is the quintessential guitar of Rock and Roll. Leo Fender designed the first Stratocaster in 1954, and completely changed the way electric guitars were made. The Strat has a sleek and contoured body style, making the guitar extremely comfortable to play, and giving it an iconic look that is still fresh today. From twangy to thicker mid-range tones, the Strat is capable of tackling a wide range of musical territory. From rock to jazz, blues or country, Strats have been played by some of the world's greatest guitar players such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and hundreds more.