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This is a list of musicians who have made notable use of the Fender Stratocaster in live performances or studio recordings. The Fender Stratocaster was designed by Leo Fender and Freddie Tavares with involvement from musicians Rex Gallion and Bill Carson in the early 1950s, and since its commercial introduction in 1954 has become widely used among popular artists in rock, blues, and other genres.[1] The Squier Stratocaster is produced by Fender as a more affordable alternative to the Fender-branded version.

Stratocaster Headstock

Due to the immense popularity of this model, musicians are listed here only if their use of this instrument was especially significant that is, they are players who:

  • have long careers and a history of Stratocaster use,
  • have a particular guitar that was unique or of historical importance, and
  • have contributed significantly to the popularization of the instrument through their use of it.