1 Strummerson 3 weeks ago I know there are lots of Dick Dale fans here. For good reason. And though I don't love stratocasters, he is one of a handful of players (like Holly and Hendrix) who make them sound amazing. With Dale, it must have something to do with the fact that he strings his with...like...23s or something. Steel cable ropes. I particularly love this record because he weaves in even more Lebanese background. Dale was born in the US, but first became infatuated with music from listening to his uncle play as a child. Hence Misirlou, which is draws on a standard that is popular from Egypt to Turkey.