For most of Fender’s U. Production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses. The neck date simply refers to the date that the neck was produced. So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, cannot be a definitive reference. Serial numbers are also helpful in determining the year of production of a given instrument. Serial numbers have been used in various locations on Fender instruments through the years. The following chart details the Fender serial number schemes used from to
Forgotten Guitar: A Close-up Look at Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” Strat
Here’s it’s Rosewood fretboard difficult to photograph well: Mar 21, 5. Thanks guys, I’ve been looking all over to see the difference but it seems like it’s really hard to tell when they are so dark that I can barely see the grain. I’m going to take off the neck tomorrow to see the date. Any info on the pickguard letters not being white? Mar 21, 6. The pickguard letter cutouts get kind of grey from dirt.
If a played to death pre-CBS Stratocaster is your fantasy guitar, this example A neck date stamp of ‘Jan 64’ more or less ties in with the yellow ‘April wire, I can’t help wondering if this is what SRV’s favourite Strat may have.
Some people are turned off by the idea of playing an artist signature model guitar. Their logic usually follows that because there are so many amazing instruments on the market today with so many ways to mod and customize, why would anyone bother playing someone else’s guitar? But this sentiment overlooks the underlying appeal of the great signature models out there. Many artist guitars include innovations and special features that their standard equivalents lack. Others offer a totally unique concept or design which, in turn, spawns its own lineage of variations and special editions.
Just look at the Les Paul. These instruments often draw a cult following of players and collectors, with a micro—market built around the twists and turns of their production history. Today, we’re going to investigate the stories behind and markets surrounding five of the most popular and recognizable signature models ever made. We’ll explore what makes each unique and what you should consider when thinking about picking one up for yourself. Perhaps the most famous and simultaneously underrated artist guitar to come out in the last 30 years is the Fender SRV Signature Stratocaster.
With its fat, asymmetrical neck, brand new Custom Shop Texas Specials, and gold reverse tremolo, there was simply no Strat like it at the time.
1993 Fender® SRV Stratocaster® Sunburst, Very Good, Original Hard, $999.00
Guitars, Gear, Tone! Is this SRV strat Brazilian rosewood? I just picked up a second SRV strat. After examining it upon arrival, it does appear to be Brazilian. Pau Ferro is much tighter grained.
I just purchased this guitar today and I was wondering if someone could tell me if it has a pao ferro or brazilian board. From the pictures I’ve.
This is truly a collectable item and comes with an array of case candy worthy of such a stunning instrument. A replica monogrammed aluminium flight includes a leather-bound certificate of authenticity, SRV live and custom shop DVDs, photos and much more. Love for a woman and love for a guitar. Stevie Ray Vaughan was not yet a star on his 26th birthday, Oct.
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He would use that guitar as his main until around During this same time, Mayer also started using a vintage early Stratocaster in sunburst, which eventually became his favorite guitar, and the one he still regularly uses nowadays. Together with Paul Reed Smith, he designed his first signature model, the Super Eagle, which he used extensively with the Grateful Dead.
This second model was based heavily on the Fender Stratocaster but featured significant design and spec changes.
Famous SRV “Lenny” Stratocaster with true replica Ture Case!! Based on *Pickups: ’65 original Gray Bobbin pickups×3 (Pickups Date: ×3） *Tremolo.
Fender Custom Shop – SRV ‘Lenny’ Stratocaster – One Only in Australia
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In November , Fender announced that Stevie Ray Vaughan an unusually thick D profile that clearly suited SRV’s unique approach.
Be Good, kcbuck – Texas Boy. Yes seems right, I just picked up one The Guitar Dating says its , that’s what they said at the pawn shop and I got them down to plus tax it was over all day long on ebay. It was steal I think and I got a 3 Color sunburst with it. The Eric Clapton sounds great, Mine was production number A xe C entral.
My eric Clapton strat has a serial no. Dondi Cook. Also made in Corona, California in Fender 60th Anniversary. Can you name all of the bands that Eric Clapton has been a member of? What year was my fender srv stratocaster made?
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Fender Roadworn Reissues
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was the first full production year of the SRV Strat and it is still in Fed 8 , and the legible pots are coded R, dating to the 44th week of
This is a list and description of the guitars and other equipment played by musician Stevie Ray Vaughan. Vaughan played a number of Fender Stratocasters throughout his career, one of which, a body and a late rosewood curved fingerboard neck, became “the most famous battered Strat in rock history. He used a limited number of mainly vintage effect pedals, and favored Fender  and Marshall amplification. In spite of being rough on his gear, it was reported Vaughan could hear even the slightest malfunction, even when, for instance, he was running 32 amplifiers into the mixing console for the recording of In Step.
Number One also known as Vaughan’s ‘First Wife’ was a Fender Stratocaster used by Vaughan for most of his career; it was “rebuilt more times than a custom Chevy. Vaughan used the guitar on all five of his studio albums and on Family Style. The distinctive cigarette burn on the headstock comes from an incident when Vaughan had left a burning cigarette tucked under the sixth string for too long while playing.
The article “Supernova Strats” by Dan Erlewine published in the February issue of Guitar Player magazine includes measurements of the specifications of several of Vaughan’s guitars. The fingerboard radius of “Number One” when new would have been 7. This would be his only guitar to have a reversed tremolo. The original neck has a fairly thick D shaped profile.