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1957 Fender Stratocaster
from Guitar Heroes magazine, November 1982
General Specs
Body: Asymmetrical double cutaway Alder body, contoured body on back and on lower bass bout
Finish: Two-color sunburst finish
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Maple with black dot position markers
Frets: 21
Headstock: Alder with spaghetti logo
Tuners: Single Line Kluson Deluxe
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: White single layer ABS high gloss pickguard
Pickups: Three single coil pickups with exposed poles
Controls: Volume, Tone and Tone knobs & 3-way Selector switch
Years in use: 1973-1974
The two-color sunburst 1957 Fender Stratocaster was seen in Jimmy Page's home studio in ca. June 1973. It is unknown if it was used in any recordings.

Page did use the 1957 Fender Stratocaster on stage, such as with Bad Company on September 4, 1974.


1957 Fender Stratocaster
from Guitar Heroes magazine, November 1982
1957 Fender Stratocaster
Jimmy Page & Bad Company, September 4, 1974, Central Park, New York City, New York

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