Strictly speaking, a type of guitar made by Fender but these days refers to any guitar of similar shape and sound. Commonly abbreviated to "strat". A stratocaster was the guitar of choice for Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Many smaller companies (such as legend produce cheap, horrible strats made with plywood bodies as strats are considered a standard, and are the guitars most non-guitarists immediately think of when thinking of electric guitars. Strats typically have two tone knobs and a volume knob, a 5-way pickup selector switch , two single coil pickups and a humbucker or high-output single coil pickup in the bridge position.