John Frusciante’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster (Fiesta Red)

1963 Fender Stratocaster Red

This is one of the guitars John bought just prior to Stadium Arcadium, most likely to have something on hands available as a backup for his 1962 Stratocaster.

This Stratocaster was made in 1961, and features fiesta red finish and a rosewood fretboard. The pickups in it are most likely original, although there’s a possibility that John replaced them with Seymour Duncan SSL-1s like in his two main Strats.

John’s Fiesta Red Stratocaster as seen during the Live Earth gig in 2007. Photo source: YouTube

John used this guitar quite a lot during the Stadium Arcadium tour, although he did not use it on the record itself.

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