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SRV Number 1

I have the opportunity to get a slightly used SRV strat for around $900 or so. I searched the forum, and found a lot of info on the Jimmie.

Verreaux and rocker arm vibrato is black tip. Custom neckplate (see photo). minor scratches on the surface of the body. Of unknown origin and lightweight solid wood body (perhaps Alder or Basswood). Intonation correctly. Plays like a dream in the neck. Half of what co Ts requested replacement. I’ll leave the relic work to the player. Comes with a rectangular case and a strap Everest (see photos). Now includes a COA PSN / DNA. Here is part of an old guy strat. It is a strat with 72 cases. It is signed by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Vaughn, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Junior Brown, Rev Horton Heat, Jimbo of RHH, Charlie BatyThis guitar has been professionally modified to SRV gameplay (bridge on a right-handed guitar left-handed). This is just cool as hell !

A taste of Stevie Ray without the high price of its tribute models. Dillion gives you quality at a price that is hard to beat. Trem Lefty on a right-handed body, single-coil Alnico Vintage Wilkinson, fit and finish (worn as it is) .that I love unlike SHARP FRETTES F +++++ MODEL NECK, THE DILLION A great sensation.  AND ALNICO 5 MICROS abandon this great Texas Special SOUND / VIBE.A excellent alternative to 1200 A $ GUITAR.THIS PLAYS PERFECTLY.Includes black tip Trem origin bar.The House is Rockin ‘Stevie Ray Vaughn with the Artist Series Stratocaster!

The legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborated with Fender (R) to produce this SRV Number 1 guitar shortly before his tragic and untimely death in 1990. Ray Vaughan Stratocaster (R) result Stevie has a beginning 60 years Oval neck, Pao Ferro fingerboard with jumbo frets, three Fender (R) Texas Special single-coil pickups, gold plated hardware, vintage tremolo unit left reversed and distinctive SRV pickguard . The Fender tribute to a true master! 

Fender SRV Stratocaster

Get the guaranteed best price on Signature Model Electric Guitars like the Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst.

The Fender SRV Stratocaster is a Hamiltone “Stevie Ray Vaughan” model guitar as new condition.It is an exact replica of the guitar that was given to SRV in “curly maple” 1984.All neck through construction , ebony fretboard, mother of pearl inlay, Hand wound pickups with hard case and certificate authenticity.Check Tommy Katona play guitar and Amp Hamiltone on youtube.Type Hamiltone and in 2012 in New York Amp show to hear this guitar played by the player closest to SRV to come along, too hear Six String Slinger “amplifier.Australia shipping Hamiltone limits have changed recently with US postal and Fedex can only be used as a shipping service.

The item you are looking at is an unplayed Fender American Artist Stevie Ray Vaughan SRV Stratocaster with Tweed Hardshell case and all the case candy ! This is the best value you will find on eBay in my opinion Fender SRV Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Artist model body.Made in USA.Reverse tremolo rout (body of the right hand with the left hand tremolo) .1999 model! (Sn: & nbsp; SN8958xxx). Stripes of light and general wear and tear of play that is not bad for an old guitar 15 years.A few tiny nicks here and there.a few shallow scratches that do not go through the end (if you pla t see pictures) (especially the rear).

Some extra pickguard holes that will be hidden under your pickguard.  Body weights (as shown in the pictures) 4 pounds, 9.6 ounces.Neck pocket is a little more than 2-3 / 16 “wide . Nice upscale Fender body.What you see in the pictures is what that is included . If you pla t see pictures carefully status and detail and ask any questions you need Cast your eyes on a Fender Stratocaster SRV SIGNATURE ELECTRIC GUITAR opportunity Used, good condition body… , neck, and show material signs of wear. body has some dents, scratches, Mars and hazing (see photos). Head and neck a few light dents, scratches and hazing (see photos ). 

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In the early eighties, MTV was on the rise, and blues guitar was miles away from music’s mainstream. But Texas’ Stevie Ray Vaughan demanded your attention. He had absorbed the styles of just about every great blues guitarist – plus Jimi Hendrix and a lot of jazz and rockabilly – and his monster tone, casual virtuosity and impeccable sense of swing could make a blues shuffle like “Pride and Joy” hit as hard as metal.

 

Vaughan was recognized as a peer by the likes of B.B. King and Eric Clapton, and despite his 1990 death in a helicopter crash, he’s still inspiring multiple generations of guitarists, from Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready to John Mayer and rising young star Gary Clark Jr. “Stevie was one of the reasons I wanted a Stratocaster – his tone, which I’ve never been able to get down, was just so big and bold and bright at the same time,” says Clark. “If you listen to his records and watch his videos, you can tell he’s just giving you everything he had. His passion is overwhelming.”

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This emotive addition to the Custom Shop Tribute Series is an intricate reproduction of Lenny down to the smallest of details from the customized neck that was a gift from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, the reflective SRV stickers on the body, the battered headstock to the autograph that Stevie himself etched into the neck plate—even an autograph from legendary baseball great, Mickey Mantle.

The original Lenny guitar is a universally recognizable Fender Stratocaster, best known for its uniquely bright and powerful tone and known as one of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s favorite instruments throughout his entire career. The guitar itself has an almost mystical heritage that can be traced back to the very beginning of Vaughan’s rise to stardom.

Lenny’s body is similarly storied; its most notable feature is a batwing-shaped inlay believed to be from a 1910 mandolin pickguard and reproduced in exact detail for the replica. The original sunburst finish was removed by heavy sanding, giving
Lenny a much more rounded, smoother and softer contoured body than any Strat before or since. Subsequently refinished, the original sunburst finish still peeks through the clear mahogany lacquer.
It’s easy to imagine Vaughan pulling into a truck stop and adding the SRV stickers to the shrunken, warped and cracked pickguard. The Custom Shop has recreated that ensemble with remarkable authenticity. The pickguard hides yet more
treasures—a humbucking pickup cavity, unusually routed in the middle position, and a haphazardly wired control pot assembly with tone pots mounted in reverse. Re-creating the non-original bridge and strap-lock hardware is further evidence of the fastidious attention to detail. Ultimately, however, it’s all about Vaughan’s music, and he summed Lenny up best when he said, “It’s always meant a lot to me. And I love what it sounds like.”

Stevie Ray Vaughan was just a struggling young guitarist in Austin, Texas, in 1980, when his wife, Lenora ‘Lenny’ Vaughan, gave him a used Stratocaster that had recently caught his eye in a local pawnshop. It was a 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar with the original pickups that, from the look of it, had seen better days. Although it began life as a three-color sunburst model, it had obviously been refinished (none too expertly) at some point, and now it had a dark natural finish bearing an elaborate inlay in the body behind the bridge. Nonetheless, there was something about it that clearly and immediately resonated deeply with Vaughan.

As Vaughan himself said during an interview published in the Feb. 1990 issue of Guitar Player magazine:

It’s called Lenny. I found it at a pawnshop and didn’t have the money to buy it, and my wife and several other friends of mine put a pool together and bought the guitar. It’s always meant a lot to me. And I love what it sounds like. “Riviera Paradise” and “Lenny” (Texas Flood) are both played on the same guitar, and for some reason that guitar works for songs like that more than anything else. [Guitar Player, Feb. 1990]

Seven friends with $50 each pooled their money to buy the Stratocaster and gave it to Vaughan on his birthday during a celebration at a local Austin nightclub. He was thrilled. He took the guitar home and, sometime that night, as Lenora slept, wrote a new song on it. In the morning, Lenora Vaughan remembers, “He was sitting on the edge of the bed with the guitar and said, ‘Listen to this.'” He played her the song he had written that night, “Lenny.” The song later became one of Vaughan’s most well-known instrumental pieces, and he continued to perform it exclusively on the Lenny guitar. Throughout the remainder of his career, the Lenny guitar traveled with Vaughan almost everywhere he went, and it was later autographed by baseball great Mickey Mantle during a chance meeting in Houston. On April 10, 1985, Vaughan had just performed the National Anthem at the season’s opening game for the Houston Astros where Mantle was also in attendance as a guest of honor. Without a baseball or bat nearby, Stevie offered up his beloved guitar to be touched with the magic of the American sporting legend.

Stevie ray vaughan fender strat

This emotive addition to the Custom Shop Tribute Series is an intricate reproduction of Lenny down to the smallest of details from the customized neck that was a gift from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, the reflective SRV stickers on the body, the battered headstock to the autograph that Stevie himself etched into the neck plate—even an autograph from legendary baseball great, Mickey Mantle.

The original Lenny guitar is a universally recognizable Fender Stratocaster, best known for its uniquely bright and powerful tone and known as one of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s favorite instruments throughout his entire career. The guitar itself has an almost mystical heritage that can be traced back to the very beginning of Vaughan’s rise to stardom.

Lenny’s body is similarly storied; its most notable feature is a batwing-shaped inlay believed to be from a 1910 mandolin pickguard and reproduced in exact detail for the replica. The original sunburst finish was removed by heavy sanding, giving
Lenny a much more rounded, smoother and softer contoured body than any Strat before or since. Subsequently refinished, the original sunburst finish still peeks through the clear mahogany lacquer.
It’s easy to imagine Vaughan pulling into a truck stop and adding the SRV stickers to the shrunken, warped and cracked pickguard. The Custom Shop has recreated that ensemble with remarkable authenticity. The pickguard hides yet more
treasures—a humbucking pickup cavity, unusually routed in the middle position, and a haphazardly wired control pot assembly with tone pots mounted in reverse. Re-creating the non-original bridge and strap-lock hardware is further evidence of the fastidious attention to detail. Ultimately, however, it’s all about Vaughan’s music, and he summed Lenny up best when he said, “It’s always meant a lot to me. And I love what it sounds like.”

Stevie Ray Vaughan was just a struggling young guitarist in Austin, Texas, in 1980, when his wife, Lenora ‘Lenny’ Vaughan, gave him a used Stratocaster that had recently caught his eye in a local pawnshop. It was a 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar with the original pickups that, from the look of it, had seen better days. Although it began life as a three-color sunburst model, it had obviously been refinished (none too expertly) at some point, and now it had a dark natural finish bearing an elaborate inlay in the body behind the bridge. Nonetheless, there was something about it that clearly and immediately resonated deeply with Vaughan.

As Vaughan himself said during an interview published in the Feb. 1990 issue of Guitar Player magazine:

It’s called Lenny. I found it at a pawnshop and didn’t have the money to buy it, and my wife and several other friends of mine put a pool together and bought the guitar. It’s always meant a lot to me. And I love what it sounds like. “Riviera Paradise” and “Lenny” (Texas Flood) are both played on the same guitar, and for some reason that guitar works for songs like that more than anything else. [Guitar Player, Feb. 1990]

Seven friends with $50 each pooled their money to buy the Stratocaster and gave it to Vaughan on his birthday during a celebration at a local Austin nightclub. He was thrilled. He took the guitar home and, sometime that night, as Lenora slept, wrote a new song on it. In the morning, Lenora Vaughan remembers, “He was sitting on the edge of the bed with the guitar and said, ‘Listen to this.'” He played her the song he had written that night, “Lenny.” The song later became one of Vaughan’s most well-known instrumental pieces, and he continued to perform it exclusively on the Lenny guitar. Throughout the remainder of his career, the Lenny guitar traveled with Vaughan almost everywhere he went, and it was later autographed by baseball great Mickey Mantle during a chance meeting in Houston. On April 10, 1985, Vaughan had just performed the National Anthem at the season’s opening game for the Houston Astros where Mantle was also in attendance as a guest of honor. Without a baseball or bat nearby, Stevie offered up his beloved guitar to be touched with the magic of the American sporting legend.

Features

  • SRV-sanded, contoured body
  • Billy Gibbons-customized neck
  • Reflective SRV stickers
  • 1900s-style mandolin body inlay
  • Mickey Mantle autograph
  • “Stevie Ray Vaughan 80” etched by SRV onto neck plate
  • Meticulously replicated wear and tear—
  • stratches, nicks, dings, and paint wear
  • Cigarette body burns recreated using SRV’s cigarette brand
  • Reverse-mounted tone pots
  • SRV’s non-original bridge and non-standard strap buttons
  • Recreation of cracked headstock end and worn-in string winder impressions

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Item specifics

 

Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
Type: Electric Guitar
Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed Brand: Fender
Sub-Type: Stratocaster

Stevie ray vaughan s number one

Blues Week has quite the celebratory affair on MusicRadar. You can check out all of our incredible (and incredibly comprehensive) contentright here. Wrapping things up, we bring you a conversation with Rene Martinez, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar tech from 1985 until the beloved bluesman’s death in 1990.

When Stevie Ray Vaughan was looking for a guitar tech, he knew just the man: Rene Martinez. Martinez was an old acquaintance, a well-known luthier and repairman at Charley’s Guitar Shop in Dallas. Jimmie Vaughan was a customer, and eventually Stevie started dropping by the store.

Martinez, a classical and flamenco guitarist who got his start in the repair business painting cars and refinishing violins, was initially hesitant about going on the road with Vaughan. And the way that the guitarist treated some of his instruments on stage – slamming them against walls, dragging them across the floor by the tremolo arm, standing on top of them – might have played into his reticence.

But Martinez was charmed by Vaughan, dazzled by his talent and won over by his persistence – Stevie kept calling until Rene said yes. It wasn’t always an easy gig, though: Vaughan didn’t bring an arsenal of axes on the road; in fact, he toured with a prized but small selection of Fender Stratocasters that included the famed ‘Number One,’ its sidekick called ‘Lenny,’ another called ‘Butter,’ one called ‘Red,’ and a Frankenstein model called ‘Charley.’ (The latter wasn’t a true Stratocaster; it was assembled from spare parts by Charley Wirz, owner of Charley’s Guitar Shop.) Which meant that the touring life for Martinez was one in which he was “always in repair mode” at every show.

In the following interview, Rene Martinez recalls working with Stevie Ray Vaughan, detailing the specifics of the Number One guitar and Vaughan’s live rig and speaks eloquently about the legendary bluesman he came to think of as a friend as well as a boss.

What was the first guitar Stevie brought in to you, the Number One Strat?

“Yes, indeed. It was the Number One Fender Stratocaster. The action on it was pretty high. The guitar was pretty beat up, even then, showing a lot of wear and tear. He had had somebody install a left-handed tremolo system, even though he was a right-handed player.”

Because he wanted to emulate Jimi Hendrix?

“I would imagine that was the case. I never really asked him. But that’s what he had done. Maybe he liked the way it moved.”

Now, Number One was a ’62 Strat, but Stevie was fond of calling it a 1959 model.

“That’s right. The reason why he called it a ’59 was because of some wiring in it – the back of the pickups said ‘1959.’ So the pickups were a ’59, but the body of the guitar was a ’62. My attitude was, ‘Hey, it’s your guitar, you can call it whatever you want.'”

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  • Deep, Thick Oval Shape Neck
  • Gold Plated Vintage Hardware
  • Engraved SRV Pickguard
  • Left-Handed American Vintage Tremolo
  • Texas Special Pickups

Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborated with Fender to produce a signature Stratocaster guitar shortly before his untimely passing in 1990. It features an alder body and an early ’60s “oval” neck shape, pau ferro fingerboard with jumbo frets, three Fender Texas Special single-coil pickups, gold-plated hardware and a reversed left-hand vintage tremolo unit.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
June 7, 1985
Chicago Blues Fest

 

Scuttle Buttin’, Say What!, Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love, Voodoo Chile (Slight Return), Mary Had A Little Lamb, Texas Flood, Come On (Part III), Testify

 

Saturday Night Live

February 16, 1986
Say What!, Change It

B.B King & Friends Televised Special
Ebony Showcase Theater, Los Angeles, CA

The Sky Is Crying

It’s Blues Fest Friday here in Chicago.  Here’s a Retro Jamming feature that will take you back aways.  We’re going way back to Blues Fest 1985 to hang with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Just a reminder of the top shelf talent that will be on display this weekend and every June on the most beautiful lakefront in the world.

A few bonus tracks get tacked on to the end of this boot as well, though we drift away from Chicago.  He gets help from his brother Jimmie in one of his two songs from Saturday Night Live (February 1986) and Stevie performs “The Sky Is Crying” with Albert King and B.B. King at the Ebony Theater in Los Angeles.

Stevie ray guitar

  • Deep, Thick Oval Shape Neck
  • Gold Plated Vintage Hardware
  • Engraved SRV Pickguard
  • Left-Handed American Vintage Tremolo
  • Texas Special Pickups

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Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborated with Fender to produce a signature Stratocaster guitar shortly before his untimely passing in 1990. It features an alder body and an early ’60s “oval” neck shape, pau ferro fingerboard with jumbo frets, three Fender Texas Special single-coil pickups, gold-plated hardware and a reversed left-hand vintage tremolo unit.