The Fender® Stratocaster® electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares. The Fender® Musical Instruments Corporation has continuously manufactured the Stratocaster® from 1954 to the present. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. It is one of the most-often emulated electric guitar shapes. Below you will find pickguards designed to fit the Fender® Stratocaster®.