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Trivia Quiz - The Fender Stratocaster-A Rock & Roll Legend

The Fender Stratocaster is one of the most beloved guitars of all time. How much do you know about this icon of rock & roll?

Quiz Number: 2496
Date Submitted: May 03, 2008
Quiz Categories: Music
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 67.3 percent
Times Taken: 158 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6

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1. In what year was the Stratocaster guitar introduced?
  A.   1951
  B.   1953
  C.   1954
  D.   1955

2. What are the three kinds of wood used in the fretboards of Stratocaster guitars?
  A.   Maple, ash, and rosewood
  B.   Maple, rosewood, and ebony
  C.   Rosewood, ash, and ebony
  D.   Ash, mahogany, and rosewood

3. Fender sells signature series Stratocasters named for all but which of the following guitarists?
  A.   Dick Dale
  B.   John Mayer
  C.   Buddy Guy
  D.   Keith Richards

4. In what year did Fender introduce a five way tone switch to the Stratocaster guitar?
  A.   1977
  B.   1980
  C.   1981
  D.   1979

5. Stratocaster guitars referred to as "CBS Strats" were manufactured between what two years?
  A.   1957 to 1969
  B.   1967 to 1985
  C.   1960 to 1979
  D.   1958 to 1978

6. What is the slang name for the optional tremolo arm seen on some Stratocaster guitars?
  A.   Whammy bar
  B.   Pitch blender
  C.   Wah wah
  D.   Fuzz tone

7. The Eric Clapton signature edition Stratocaster guitar is available in all but which of the following colors?
  A.   Candy green
  B.   Lake Placid blue
  C.   Torino red
  D.   Pewter

8. The Jimi Hendrix signature edition Stratocaster guitar is distinct from most other Stratocasters in what respect?
  A.   Flames are painted into the finish.
  B.   It is made of koa wood instead of ash or alder.
  C.   It has four pickups instead of the standard three.
  D.   It is a left handed guitar strung for a right handed player.

9. Who is credited with being one of the very first musicians to play a Stratocaster guitar?
  A.   Bill Hailey
  B.   Elvis Presley
  C.   Buddy Holly
  D.   Ricky Nelson

10. Eric Clapton combined his favorite parts from three 1950s Stratocaster guitars to create his favorite guitar. By what nickname was it affectionately known?
  A.   Ole Slowhand
  B.   Blackie
  C.   The Green Screamer
  D.   Blues Power®   

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