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April 10, 1956: Fender Stratocaster Was Patented

The Fender Stratocaster guitar is one of the most recognizable icons of rock - it’s been 62 years since Leo Fender snagged a patent for the legendary axe on this day in 1956, and there’s plenty of talent out there who, within that time, have given us some great riffs, shreds, and…well...smashes to enjoy.