Fender Stratocaster

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This page contains all regular Fender Stratocasters used by both Matt and Chris. The page does not contain the Fender Aluminum Stratocaster and the Fender Aloha Stratocaster, as they are special models.

White Stratocaster

Matt with the white Stratocaster during rehearsals in Kyoto, Japan, 2001
Stratocaster
Manufacturer Fender
Used 2001-??-??
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering White paint
Wood Body: Unknown
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge Fender Tremolo
Electronics One volume, two tone, five-way pickup selector switch
Pickup(s) 3x single coil
Special circuits None

This Stratocaster was seen being played by Matt in Osaka, Kyoto Japan, in 2001.

It was also seen in the Japan Origin of Symmetry premier gigs DVD, where it was used in rehearsals for Unintended

Songs used for

Black Stratocaster

Chris during Hoodoo at the Lisbon gig with his Strat
Stratocaster (presumably)
Manufacturer Fender
Used 2006-10-242006-11-26
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Black paint
Wood Body: Unknown
Neck: Unknown
Fingerboard: Rosewood (presumably)
Bridge Fender Tremolo (presumably)
Electronics One volume, five-way pickup selector switch (?)
Pickup(s) 3x single coil (presumably)
Special circuits None

Background

The presumed black Fender Stratocaster with matching painted headstock and white pickguard has been used by Chris during first performances of Hoodoo in 2006, being first used in Bilbao, before he switched to the PRS.

Allthough it appears to be a Stratocaster, it has a Telecaster headstock and looks like it has different switches and knobs. It's possible this could've been a custom Manson, allthough this still remains unknown.

Songs used for

Sunburst Stratocaster

Bellamy using the Sunburst Strat while recording Animals on The 2nd Law
Chris with the sunburst Stratocaster
Stratocaster
Manufacturer Fender
Used 2013-05-222013-05-26 ; 2012 (In Studio Use)
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Sunburst paint
Wood Body: Unknown
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge Fender Tremolo
Electronics One volume, two tone, five-way pickup selector switch
Pickup(s) 3x single coil
Special circuits None

Background

The sunburst Stratocaster was first seen during the making of The 2nd Law. It was used for recording the song Animals.

Additionally, the Sunburst Strat was also used by Chris live during the first few gigs of The Unsustainable Tour for Unintended, Blackout and for the rhythm part of Guiding Light.

Songs used for

Light Blue Stratocaster

Light blue Strat while recording Uprising
The blue Strat in the studio while recording Drones
Stratocaster
Manufacturer Fender
Used 2009 ; 2014 (In Studio Use)
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Light blue paint
Wood Body: Unknown
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Maple
Bridge Fender Tremolo
Electronics One volume, two tone, five-way pickup selector switch
Pickup(s) 3x single coil
Special circuits None

Background

First seen in the "Making of Uprising" pre-order download, Matt can be seen using various guitars, including the light blue Fender Stratocaster, to play the guitar break; however, the Stratocaster is not the guitar featured on the final track.

The light blue Stratocaster has been seen once again used while recording Drones and was used on Defector and The Globalist, and possibly a couple other songs aswell.

Songs used for


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