The SRV Tribute is the latest addition to Fender’s most exclusive line of custom instruments: the Tribute Series. Vaughan’s Number One joins.
The Guitar Fender SRV Pickups themselves, however, were indeed dated 1959, although substituting Ants or just a stock set that Fender has been slow to take off the shelf to join with the neck and the ’62 body is not quite clear. Is that accurate material vintage guitar Not much. Regardless of the connection of a 1959 Stratocaster SRV keeps the call from a collector because it demarks the first year of the rosewood fingerboard, but so-called “slab” rosewood keys (thick boards, with a flat bottom , t rather than thin card “veneer that followed) were still in use in 1962 – and Fender neck profiles vary a bit anyway on -. if Stratocaster 1959 and 1962 may not be radically different From the point of view of the player means
In any case, “Number One” was far from original, and if not for his associations SRV would become the kind of vintage guitar collector turn their nose. Favorite Dunlop jumbo frets on his guitars Vaughan, and this Strat was refretted with them so many times (due to extreme use, it has been) that the top of the key migrated from the original 7 1/4 ” for a flat 9 “radius (measured and reported by the maker and writer Dan Erlewine in Guitar Player Repair Guide). This is another change that would send a collector running, but the radius of the flat would actually made it easier to bend the strings without choking on the curve of the vintage card spec.
There is much talk, too, of the left-handed vibrato tailpiece was equipped with “Number One” in the property at the beginning of Vaughan, guitar, and the fact that it reproduces the action of the right-handed vibrato tailpiece on Stratocaster is played by Jimi Hendrix, who was greatly admired by Vaughan. The change certainly makes sense for a slightly different vibrato unit, but we have it on good authority that this change was actually more random than calculated. Rene Martinez is again telling us that, in fact, that the vibrato of the left hand was the only one in stock when the original had to be replaced.