FENDER
Donated by Fender and Jimmie Vaughan
FENDER

2004, CUSTOM SHOP STRATOCASTER, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN RELIC

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FENDER
2004, CUSTOM SHOP STRATOCASTER, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN RELIC
The headstock bearing the logo Fender/STRATOCASTER/WITH SYNCHRONIZED TREMOLO/ORIGINAL/Contour/Body, neckplate engraved 93702, marked at the back of the peghead JC044/John Cruz, the body in artificially distressed sunburst finish fitted with three single-coil pickups and inscribed S.R. Vaughan on the back, maple neck with the 21 fret "rosewood cap" fingerboard; and original hardshell case and Fender Certificate of Authenticity signed by John Cruz as well as owner's pack including: cable, tremolo bar, warranty card, owner's manual, polish cloth and leather strap (5)

Lot Essay

This guitar is one of 100 guitars produced by Fender as exact replicas of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Number One" - his main stage guitar throughout his career.

A team from Fender visited Jimmie Vaughan in Austin Texas in late 2003, to "dissect" his brother's guitar, and to record its every aspect - from measuring the output of each of the three single-coil pickups and the tension of their copper wire, to digitally weighing each piece of wood and hardware, to measuring the body and neck shapes and their contours, and to using calipers to measure every nick, scratch and wear mark on the guitar. The Fender team described this painstaking job as a Labor of love commenting ...Just about every guitarist today has been influenced by Stevie's playing in some way... adding ..it's an honor to be part of this project..

The stage-shot shows Stevie Ray Vaughan playing his Number One guitar on stage circa 1989.
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