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A Fender Stratocaster guitar

The word iconic is misused, as meaning 'famous' or 'outstanding'. The Fender Stratocaster guitar, however, IS the icon representing 'rock & roll' or 'rock music'. From its launch in 1954, notably played in the 50's by Buddy Holly, in the early 60's by Hank Marvin [the first Strat in UK] to the present day, the electric guitar of choice for David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck & others, it has remained essentially unchanged. Its iconic status was sealed by being played by Jimi Hendrix.