FENDER STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN

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1992

Stevie Ray Vaughan played various Fender Stratocasters during his career, one of which, a 1959 body and a late 1962 rosewood (curved fingerboard) neck, became "the most famous battered Strat in rock history." This becae known as "Number One".  Vaughan collaborated with Fender for an Artist Signature model, based on Number One. This model was already in the works at the time of Vaughan's death, his brother Jimmie asked for the process to be sped up and the guitar became available in 1992. To achieve the sound Vaughan wanted, builder Larry Brooks put 600 windings on the pickups. Besides adding to the number of windings, the polarity of the middle pickup was reversed to eliminate hum.

The signature Strat has an alder body with a maple neck and pau ferro fingerboard, and comes equipped with .010-.046 strings (lighter than Vaughan's); it was praised by Guitar Player for its neck and "juicy tone": "the SRV is one of the coolest Strats we've ever played." Other fectures include a left handed vintage-style vibrato on the right handed guitar (Stevie's tribute to Jimi Hendrix) and a black pickguard with "SRV" logo.

Specifications (27)

Body

Body materialalder body
Body styleStratocaster style
Pickguard materialblack pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetremolo bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware, gold-plated hardware
TunersFender American Vintage tuners

Controls

Controls materialwhite controls
Pickup selector controls5-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls1 volume control

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialclay fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialpau ferro fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish effectssunburst finish
Finish materialpolyurethane finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length

Neck

Headstock inlays or logossignature on headstock
Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck profiledeep oval neck profile
Neck width1.65 inches wide at nut
Number of frets21 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelFender Texas Special pickup(s)
Pickups configuration3 single coil pickups

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