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Fender Stratocaster and Aviator Sunglasses desktop wallpaper

What could be more cool than a Fender Stratocaster and a pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses? Not very much! And that’s exactly what I thought when I set up this photograph in 1988. At that time I had owned this MIJ (Made in Japan) Tokai Goldstar Stratocaster for only 3 years. If you look at it now, at over 25 years old, the bridge is quite corroded where the palm sits, it’s got wear and tear here and there, looks cool still, some would say it’s better in a truly vintage way.

I have no idea what’s happened to the sunglasses though, they only lasted a few weeks until the mirror started to wear off.

I set up this shot in a dingy Glasgow tenement building. The camera was an Olympus OM2, I think I was using the 50mm f1.8 lens. Kodak TMax 100 black & white film was used as I’d bought a bunch of it out of date. I push processed the film and it was used at 400ASA. Ilford chemicals were used and the print was made on AGFA grade 2 paper. You can see evidence of the film grain from the push processing in the larger versions of this photo.

Sometimes I use this photo as wallpaper on my computer desktop, so I thought I would make it available to others who like to have pictures of guitars on their desktop.

Strat with sunglasses
1957 Fender Strat with mirrored aviator sunglasses

I’ve provided this wallpaper in most of the popular sizes as well as the biggest I could find – for the mammoth Apple iMac 27″ model – 2560 x 1440 pixels. Please click below for your chosen image/screen size;

If that’s not suitable for you, leave a comment and I can add you particular size to the list above. How’s that for service!

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