buddyguypolkadotBuddy Guy has been one of the driving forces behind Chicago blues for years and his loud and aggressive tone influenced a huge range of guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan. In celebration of this hero of the blues – Fender have produced two Stratocasters the Buddy Guy strat (which features active electronics and lace sensor pickups) and the Buddy Guy standard Stratocaster

Here we take a look at the standard Buddy Guy Strat which features a stunning polka dot finish.

Based on the tradition Stratocaster design, featuring an alder body, “V” shaped maple neck (with satin polyurethane finish) – hardware wise it doesn’t stray far at all from the usual Fender setup – two tone controls, master volume, vintage style tremolo, chrome hardware – 3 ply pickguard.

The neck is nice a comfortable to play it’s subtle “v” shaping making it great for those with smaller hands – action is fast and great for those legato runs up and down the 21 medium jumbo fret neck.

Sound wise – the tone is powered by 3 standard single coil strat pickups (ceramic magnets) which really sing and can provide tones from subtle cleans to screaming leads – the five way selector switch adds the versatility that Fender is renowned for. The guitar has a characteristic mid-range and packs a really loud punch.

Whilst the Buddy Guy signature Stratocaster featuring fender lace pickups has more tonal options – if you want a good Fender blues tone look no further.

For more info check out the  Fender Guitar website

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