A pink 1960 Fender Stratocaster. This was the guitar that would give most of the jangle to the Stone Roses sound. The single coil pickups are suited to a more subtle brighter sound. Squire being a massive Hendrix fan would inevitably want to play some riffs on a strat. He also had a big thing for the beach boys (Another group containing exponents of the jangly strat sound). Songs on which Squire would opt for the strat would be; Standing here, She Bangs the drums, Where Angels Play, Shoot you down, I am the Resurrection, What the world is waiting for. Story has it that it was actually a guitar residing or hired in to a studio they were recording in (possibly rockfield). And after using it on some of the tracks on the album ('The Stone Roses') had taken a shine to it and wanted to buy it. Never one to be scared of bold statements, (a pink guitar was about as bold as you could ask for back then!) it was soon in his possession. Although I imagine it was the sound of the guitar that captured his heart. If Squire's choice of guitars were his way of doffing his hat to his heroes. Then the Gretsch would be George Harrison, the strat would be Hendrix/Beach Boys/Eric Clapton etc, possibly the pink fender strat could also be tied to Hank Marvin. (Although his trademark was a red strat, he did also sport a pink one occasionally. It's either that or Gary Moore!!) Here are some videos of Squire playing his pink 60s Strat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tozNEbh9Pf4), (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNfHoPIxhXM) Also heres a link to another list of squires guitars (http://www.dawsons.co.uk/blog/the-stone-roses-legend-john-squires-favoured-guitars)more
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