Looking to play your Fender Stratocaster a little higher in the sky? Then head to London, where Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and Transport for London are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, and the Routemaster, London’s famous double-decker bus. There, you’ll be able to ride on a double decker emblazoned with Strat graphics. Of course, we all know that the best view will be from the ground level, watching as the bus passes by. But, that alone is reason enough to go to London, in’it?
The bus will serve London’s Route 24, which runs through Camden, home of the Jazz Café and the Roundhouse, where noted Strat player Jimi Hendrix performed; Denmark Street (“tin pan alley”), the epicenter of the UK’s musical instrument industry, the former home of EMI records and the place that spawned the phrase “The Old Grey Whistle Test;” and passes Oxford Street, home of the legendary 100 Club, a mainstay of punk, jazz and rock scenes.
And if you prefer to play your Stratocaster here in the U.S., you can find a fine selection of them right here at Sam Ash Direct.