John Frusciante’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster (Fiesta Red)
This is one of the guitars John bought shortly before the Stadium Arcadium release, most likely to have something on hand available as a backup for his 1962 Stratocaster.
This Stratocaster was made in 1961 and features a 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 Duncans like in his two main Strats (although, as it turns out, only in his ’55 Strat).
John used this guitar quite a lot during the Stadium Arcadium tour, and referred to it as his third favorite guitar, as of circa 2009.
My main Strat is a sunburst ’62, my second favorite is a sunburst ’57, and my third is a red ’61.John Frusciante – Red Hot On The Empyrean
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