The Fender Stratocaster is a true American classic. Even if you didn’t know its name, you’ve no doubt seen the iconic electric guitar slung around the shoulder of rock legends like Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, as well as contemporary guitar heroes like John Frusciante and John Mayer. First introduced in 1954, the Stratocaster has been manufactured by the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation ever since. The company has released a video, “A Strat Is Born,” that takes viewers into its Corona, CA, manufacturing facility and shows the creation of a Fender Stratocaster from start to finish, set to a hard charging soundtrack by Wayne Kramer. Check it out following the click.