Fender Custom Shop

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If there were a Mount Rushmore of Stratocaster Masters, Stevie Ray Vaughan would be one of the greats enshrined there. Almost single-handedly responsible for the electric blues revival of the '80s and '90s, he used his beloved Strat to blaze his way to the top of the charts.

Only the artisans at the Custom Shop could craft this Stevie Ray Vaughn Signature Stratocaster Relic guitar that he co-designed before his untimely passing. SRV heavily modified his Strat to match his energetic, yet controlled, playing style. A trio of hot, high-output Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special pickups are included for fiery tone. As an homage to his personal hero, Jimi Hendrix (who was also known to pick up a Strat), SRV used a left-handed vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge on his guitar, allowing him to work the tremolo arm with his elbow—a modification recreated here.

The two-piece body on this Signature Strat is crafted from alder selected for its weight and grain, and its Relic lacquer finish will age and wear in a distinctly personal way, just like the original. The tinted rift-sawn maple neck has an “Oval C” profile that’s slightly thinner on the treble side, making it easier to bend those strings into the stratosphere—a precise recreation of his favorite guitar’s neck profile. Other features include closet classic gold hardware, 5-way pickup switching, vintage-style wiring, 3-ply Black “SRV” pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines, rosewood fingerboard, bone nut and wing string tree. A deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity are included.

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  • Body
  • Cutaway | Double cutaway
  • Top Wood | Alder
  • Body Finish | Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation | Right Handed
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape | Custom oval C
  • Fretboard | Rosewood
  • Neck Wood | Maple
  • Number of Frets | 21
  • Other
  • Tuning Machines | Vintage-style
  • Case | Hard Shell Case
  • Country of Origin | United States

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  • Body wood: Two-piece select alder
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
    Neck wood: 
    • Rift-sawn maple
    • Shape: Special SRV oval "C" shape
    • Radius: 12" (305 mm)
    • Frets: 21, jumbo
    • Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special single-coil Strat (Bridge, Middle, Neck)
    • Wiring: Vintage
    • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
    • Tuners: Closet Classic, gold
    • Bridge: 6-saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
    • Country of Origin: United States

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