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Online voting begins March 17, allows consumers to choose “the best Strat song of all time.”

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (March 13, 2014) — “Peggy Sue,” “La Bamba,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Layla,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Beast of Burden,” “Wicked Game,” “Something to Talk About,” “Gravity,” “Get Lucky” and hundreds more hits have been played on a Fender Stratocaster, the world’s greatest electric guitar. …

In celebration of this fact and the iconic instrument’s 60th anniversary, Fender is pleased to announce “Strat Madness,” an online voting tournament where 64 time-honored Stratocaster hits – selected by Fender and consumers – battle it out in a grueling head-to-head bracket challenge for the coveted title of “best Strat song of all time.” Consumers are encouraged to vote by going to beginning March 17. The final two songs will be voted upon between April 4 – 7.

For more information, voting rules and to enter, go to

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