Bill Carson (musician)
Bill Carson (July 8, 1926 – February 15, 2007), born in Meridian, Oklahoma, was a California Western swing guitarist for whom Leo Fender originally designed the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar in the early 1950s. Carson has documented his close relationship to the Strat in his autobiography, Bill Carson- My Life & Times with Fender Musical Instruments (co-written by Willie G. Moseley). In reference to the Stratocaster's "Custom Contouring", he once said, "It fits better to your body like a well tailored shirt should."
- Bill Carson Strat
- "Bill Carson: Chuck Yeager of the Stratocaster"
- The Stratocaster - A True Thoroughbred of Electric Guitars
- Guardian obituary
- Independent obituary
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