Vintage Guitar Scene: 1961 Fender Stratocaster (white)

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1961 Fender Stratocaster (white) (serial number 56051)

I bought this guitar while I was visiting Sydney – I was living in Perth at the time – some time in the mid 80s. I bought it simply because it was the best sounding Stratocaster I had ever heard. A couple of mates that were with me when I bought it were saying “are you mad you could buy 4 new ones for that price”. It wasn’t cheap but you never regret buying the best. It’s all over The Atlantics albums that I have played on and was used extensively on the Surfersaurus album. This is the guitar you’ll usually see me playing live.

About Martin Cilia 85 Articles
Martin is an Australian guitarist and vintage guitar collector. Apart from his solo work he is a member of The Atlantics, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs and is currently guitarist in Mental As Anything.