1961 Fender Stratocaster
|1961 Fender Stratocaster|
|The 1961 Stratocaster|
|Band or ensemble:||The Police / Andy Summers|
|Time gear used:||YYYY - YYYY|
Andy Summers bought his 1961 (?) Fender Stratocaster during an early US tour with The Police while being in Austin, TX, USA (it might have been the 1979-10-31 date). It became his second main guitar onstage with the US tour in January 1980.
The guitar is featured in the I Advance Masked video.
In 1986 a piece of the pickguard was missing - bottom right when you look at the guitar.
Fender made copies of the Stratocaster for Andy which he used during the band's reunion tour - those had a built-in booster.
A 2017 photo shows the original guitar with a "new" pickguard and tone knob.
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