, Rubber Soul and later recording sessions; the double unison guitar solo on "Nowhere Man" is played by Harrison and Lennon on their new Stratocasters.After the introduction of the Fender Stratocaster Ultra series in 1989, ebony was officially selected as a fretboard material on some models (although several Elite Series Stratocasters manufactured in 1983/84 such as the Gold and Walnut were available with a stained ebony fretboard)."Stratocaster" and "Strat" are trademark terms belonging to Fender.The Stratocaster is a versatile guitar, usable for all styles of complete music and has been used in many genres, including country, rock, pop, folk, soul, rhythm and blues, blues, jazz, punk, and heavy metal.In the early 1960s, the instrument was also championed by Hank Marvin, guitarist for the Shadows, a band that originally backed Cliff Richard and then produced instrumentals of its own.
During the CBS era, particularly the 1970s, the perceived quality of Fender instruments fell.
In the floating position, players can move the bridge-mounted tremolo arm up or down to modulate the pitch of the notes being played.
Hank Marvin, used the Strat's floating tremolo extensively in their playing.
It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance.
Along with the Gibson Les Paul, it is one of the most-often emulated electric guitar shapes.