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This was Frusciante’s main Stratocaster from the time he joined the band up until the release of Mother’s Milk album. The guitar can be seen during a gig in Amsterdam played in late 1989 – Red Hot Chili Peppers Dam Square, Amsterdam 1989, and in the music video for the song “Knock Me Down”. John’s favorite 1968 Stratocaster was stolen sometime in early 1990, as Frusciante reported in an interview with Guitar Player magazine published in April 1990. However, at Pinkpop Festival played in June he still appears to be playing the very same guitar. The truth is that John had more than a few of these CBS sunburst Stratocasters with large headstocks, and he continued using them throughout 1990, and for the couple of gigs in early 1991 before the band took a break to work on Blood Sugar Sex Magik.more
On page 160 in the book [*Jimi Hendrix Gear*](https://books.google.com/books?id=fpUuXZU9-1QC&printsec=frontcover) they talk about this black Strat that Jimi purchased in October 1968. The guitar must have been an exceptional instrument, because Jimi kept it with for for the rest of his career. It has serial number 222625, and was kept for 30 years by Jimi's late girlfriend Monika Danneman.more
This was the main guitar on the Hysteria album. A Japanese made strat that I got for my 21st birthday from my mum (I know my parents were great to me.) This guitar has been around the block and it always delivered. Perfect intonation, even after being lost in China for a week or so. It was still in tune. It had a quite a bit done to it. It had a Kahler trem and an Ibanez humbucker from my original destroyer in it. That went in after meeting Eddie Van Halen and him saying “you know, you’re not going to be happy 'til you put a humbucker in that guitar”, or something like that. And he was right. This was my main guitar through the Girl days right up until I started using Jacksons. Unfortunately it all went pear shaped when I had a Floyd put in it, weakening the wood and making the bridge a little fragile. So at the moment I’m scared to mess with it. This is on more records I’ve done than any other guitar I own. It's all over Hysteria, most of the solos, on Animal, the Girl albums etc. Right now I’ve retired it and it’s taking a well-earned rest.more