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Though Fender does not release sales data, it has been said that the SRV Strat is a strong seller.SRV Strat debut, January 1992 l-r: Chris Layton, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Eric Gales click on photo for larger image The specifications from the original promotional material in 1992: part number: 010-9200-800 body: alder neck: maple - special neck shape (bolt-on) machine heads: vintage style - goldplated Fretboard: brazilian rosewood (12" radius - 304.8mm frets: 21 [6105 fretwire] pickups: three "texas special" vintage-style single coil Controls: master volume, tone (neck), tone (mid) tremolo: left-hand vintage-style - goldplated pickup switching: 5-position blade switch scale lenght: 25.5" (648mm) neck width @ nut: 1.685" (42mm) colors: 800 - 3-color sunburst other: black-white-black pickguard with white knobs and pickup covers; Much of the following information comes from fans on a Fender listserve, with some additional info I've collected from other sources over the years.When I toured the Fender factory in California in 2001, there was discussion about a possible limited edition Custom Shop replica of Number One.At that time, it was suggested that there might be as few as four replicas made.It is my understanding that sales of the Number One guitars worked like this: Fender sold them to their top dealers (in this case by a lottery system due to the high demand) who can resell them to customers (or not).All 100 of the guitars were sold at the 2004 NAMM convention to Fender dealers.For the Clapton 335, my understanding is that orders were taken on a specific date from Fender dealers on a first-come first-served basis.In both cases, the customers who were successful in getting a guitar were those who paid for them in advance.
Given the factors involved in that sale, I thought it would be unlikely anyone could get that amount in a private sale.I believe the first Tribute Strat is JC044 and the last JC229. Stevie's guitar is one of the most easily identifiable, famous guitars in history, and folks other than Fender have made dozens of replicas of Number One at prices from several hundred to five thousand dollars.He mentioned to me that Jimmie was getting three of the guitars. Replicas of Stevie's Hamiltone have sold for up to 00, I'm told.The Tribute Strats come with a flight case stenciled "SRV - Number One," a red gig bag modeled after Stevie's, a replica of the black leather strap with white music notes, and a documentation folder containing the certificate signed by Cruz, a photo of Stevie with Number One, a copy of the El Mocambo DVD, a Fender Custom Shop DVD of the night they inspected Number One, and a tube of Rene Martinez' Graphit-all.(I do not make copies of the DVD for anyone, so please do not ask.)My initial impressions: excellent tone, love the fat neck, and it's lighter than I expected.
In November 2003, Fender announced that 100 guitars would be made, priced at $10,000 each, all made by John Cruz.