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Fender American Stratocaster 1996


The shape often brings one association to the mind of any homo-sovieticus: a beer bottle opener (открывашка) maybe due to the ubiquity of those devices made in this shape in the Warsaw Bloc countries. Western associations are more of erotic nature reminding of the silhouette of a beautiful maiden sitting as seen from behind. As a solo-guitar player, Aleksey was incredibly sensible to the guitar tone and the Strat delivered as expected. Listen to his masterful solo in Give Me Wings by Eugene Borovikov and singing guitar becomes a reality all of a sudden. The 50th anniversary machine is a wonder in the hands a skilled player and Alexey invariably took it to the level never short of a pure marvel. He used noiseless pickups to get rid of the 60-cycle hum, which was the most noticeable upgrade to that guitar.

Fender Strat is featured in the Emotionally Scarred music video and on the demo that "Alyssa and the Melaphones" band recorded in 2015 at Hit & Run Records studio. It also appears in the home videos from 2013 and 2014




·       Body shape: Double Cutaway

·       Body type: Solid body

·       Body material: Solid wood

·       Body wood: Alder or ash

·       Body finish: Gloss


·       Neck shape: D

·       Neck wood: Maple

·       Joint: Bolt-on

·       Scale length: 25.5"


·       Material: Maple 

·       Radius: Compound

·       Fret size: Medium jumbo

·       Number of frets: 22

·       Inlays: Dot

·       Nut material: Bone


·       Configuration: SSS 

·       Neck: Proprietary Single Coil

·       Middle: Proprietary Single Coil

·       Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil

·       Control layout: Master volume, Individual tone, Individual tone

·       Pickup switch: 5-Way


·       Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato

·       Tuning machines: Locking

·       Color: Chrome


·       Number of strings: 6-string

·       Case: Hardshell Case

·       Orientation: Right handed

·       Country of Origin: United States