Fender has posted a new short film called A Strat is Born, which takes you on a quick journey showing how their popular Stratocaster guitar is made.
You can watch the 4-minute video here below.
Unlike most “how its made” videos, this one has no narration, no puns, no interviews — instead, it’s quick clips along the assembly line at Fender’s U.S. manufacturing facility in Corona, CA, all to a booming score by Wayne Kramer, guitarist of the MC5.
While the Stratocaster is made in a factory, this video shows that its not all heavy machinery doing the work, as there’s a lot of hand craftsmanship going on here. Being a fan of the Strat myself, I loved getting an inside look into how this guitar is made, although, I must admit, I was a bit disappointed that Yngwie Malmsteen was not at the end of the assembly line scalloping the fretboards.
Russian band Pushking have joined forces with an onslaught of major musicians and vocalists from heavy metal and hard rock to create an impressive line-up on a collaborative album. The release has been titled The World as We Love It, and compiles 19 re-recorded songs from Pushking’s past efforts, with special guests ranging from Paul Stanley (KISS) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) to Alice Cooper and Steve Vai!
If you think those four guests listed above is enough, think again. Check out the track listing and the guests on each song by continuing on below.