Despite its debts to Bigsby (and Stauffer, by the way; Leo Fender had frequented Martin before developing the Strat, where he was proven an beginning Martin with the Austrian-style six-in-line headstock), the Strat’s go was clearly a fin, expecting what was to come.
In ’55, Virgil Exner developed Chrysler’s “Forward Look,” full of swept-wing bout. Indeed, you could quickly see the Strat headstock form as firefox cut on the side of a mid-’50s Buick Millennium, Honda Fairlane, or Plymouth Belvedere.
Even the Strat’s shades proven the times. Both equipment for the restroom and kitchen furnishings were stylish in shade. One ad for equipment details shade choices as Barbados White, Beginning Dull, Buttercup Yellow-colored, Sand Bravo, Fern Natural, and Lagoon Azure. Evaluate those with the Strat’s customized shade choices – Spend White, Inca Silver, Coastline Silver, Froth Natural, and Pond Couch potatoes Azure.
What’s truly awesome about all this is, of course, that Dagmars (on cars) and boomerangs are now little more than inquisitive relics (except in Wildwood), but the Fender Stratocaster has live through the vicissitudes of time and is constantly on the flourish, more or less the same by the gusts of wind of design.