So Fender has agreed upon five basic “generic” neck shapes based on … the neck on any new SRV model will be identical in feel to Stevie’s ‘Number One.
SRV guitar effects pedals Number One In interviews, René sometimes question the date of manufacture of a number. René says he has found that the pickups are 1959, when both the neck and body are 1962 (See book Guitar World on SRV). In the spirit of Stevie, the guitar was a factory cobbled-up in 1959, if all threads finished there.The guitar came with a stock early sixties white pickguard, a right-handed vibrato unit, and 1959 pickups. It is said that sometimes during the term of the guitar, or Stevie or a previous owner had the pickups rewound to the Fender factory. The result was slightly overwound of the original, which is reproduced in the SRV Signature Strat.
I can not find proof of the van body rewind.The was stamped “LF-1959” but the neck was stamped “1962.” Stevie assume that Leo Fender probably assembled this guitar left over 1959 parts production in 1962. It was said that the “LF-1959” actually means “Louis Fuentes” and not Leo Fender. Nor was never really a verified.Number Over the years, Stevie replaced the pickguard (several times) with a black pickguard and added his initials “SRV” in several iridescent lettering styles. Rene Martinez pointed out that it would r Der truck stops for letters to replace those worn away.
Finally, the “SRV” rainbow was replaced by Letraset manuscript lettering style, first seen during his appearance on the “Tonight Show” in 1989. This show introduced the srv guitar jazz Signature Strat prototype. Stevie was playing this prototype, but it is not his original sports brand. The “Tonight Show” art department came up with this new style of lettering at the last minute. These letters are script which is written as a map on the SRV Sig Strat.The vibrato was replaced by a gold medal unit left around 1977. This was the beginning of Stevie Hendrix period. “