Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster (3-Color Sunburst)Item ID: StratSRV3SB
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, and Three Single-coil Pickups - 3-Color Sunburst
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Yes, Now You Can Own and Play SRV's GuitarShortly before his tragic death in 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborated with FENDER® guitars to produce an Artist Series Stratocaster®. Few guitarists have had as much impact on popular music as Stevie, except maybe Clapton, Beck and Hendrix. He seemingly brought blues into the mainstream singlehandedly, just when people began to forget the genre even existed and this signature Strat® is a fitting monument to the man's brilliance. It features an deep, early '60s oval neck shape, a pao ferro fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets, three Texas Special™ single coil pickups, a reversed (left-handed) tremolo and a black three-ply pickguard engraved with "SRV"! This is an instrument that's truly as unique as the man who helped design it, and now it can be yours!
Stevie Ray Vaughan Artist Series Stratocaster® at a Glance:
The Guitar SRV Helped Design
Much like fellow Strat slinger, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray literally burst upon the music scene and blew everyone away with his fierce, passionate playing style, though he actually paid his dues for years in hundreds of gigs in dark, smoky clubs in and around Austin, Texas. Like Hendrix, his career was tragically cut short. Sadly, he was not able to see the Artist Series Strat he helped Fender design, which was officially introduced in 1992. The special SRV features are immediately recognizable by any fan of Stevie's music and include an alder body with a rich three-color sunburst polyurethane finish along with that distinctive black pickguard (with SRV engraved boldly for everyone to see). Just like Stevie's own guitar, this Artist Series Strat has a reversed (left-handed) tremolo and comes with three blistering Texas Special single coil pickups that deliver all the raw tone and power you'd expect!
A Blistering Strat Sound
The original Strat had three single coil pickups, so it was able to produce sounds that no other guitar could deliver, particularly once players discovered they could lodge the three-position blade switch in those "in-between" positions to access neck / middle and bridge / middle pickup combinations. These were often erroneously referred to as the "out-of-phase" settings. The Stevie Ray Vaughan Strat comes standard with a modern five-way blade switch, making it easy to access all the pickup combinations. To deliver that signature SRV tone, this guitar comes with a matched set of Texas Special single coil pickups, so you can go from the classic Strat "spank" to a screaming, red hot lead sound with ease.
Fast Playing Maple Neck with Deep, Thick Oval Shape
Leo Fender wasn't afraid to "think outside the box" when it came to guitar designs - after all, he was an engineer, not a guitar player. In the 1950s and well into the 1970s, the blond natural maple neck became almost synonymous with Fender guitars. The Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster comes with a one-piece maple neck that sports a special early '60s deep, thick oval shape and it's the only Strat in the Fender line to come standard with a pao ferro fingerboard. Pao ferro is an exotic type of rosewood that's most often used in bass guitar fretboards. Next add 21 jumbo Dunlop frets and a special gloss polyurethane finish, which our resident guitar gurus swear makes this one of the fastest-playing Strats in existence (at least in a production guitar) and you have an instrument worthy of the initials SRV!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
My Review of The Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster
by Sam from Warrenton, Oregon USAI have one of these guitars I bought mine in 95
August 8, 2009
Music Background: Producer, Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Musician
it is one of the finest musical instrument I have ever owned it plays like a dream and the craftsmanship is second to none. I feel like SRV when<... read more [+]br /> I play it the sound is just awesome the three Texas Special pickups just blow me away. If you want Stevie's signature sound this guitar is a must, Well and a lot of practice. But it's worth every penny if not more I'm just glad I bought mine when it was cheaper!!!! close [-]
by alan y from chehalis wawell i just got a 92 SRV
January 29, 2009
Music Background: musician
strat. it has a verry fast neck feels great and
has great sustain. it also sounds great threw my marshal vintage modern 100w powering 4 12s
by Donald from Abilene,TexasI cannot believe it! I finally fleabayed my way to be able to buy one of these and am blown away!The tone and harmonics are outstanding and the neck is solid as a rock! None of that yawing out of tune... read more [+] when you put pressure on it. Just grab is an play hard. It likes it and even sounds good on a stock Valve Jr head with 2 10's.
July 2, 2007
Music Background: Tube amp tech and guitarist
I can't wait to get it on something decent. I'm putting the DRRI back together in the morning because I can't handle waiting to hear this guitar. The only thing negative is my lack of skills because this axe does it all right now off the shelf. Might try a .047 cap later on but it is great like it is. And the case is nice also. Good quality! close [-]
stevie ray vaughan strat
by justin landry from MaineBest guitar ive ever owned. this thing really rips. the jumbo frets let you bend to any note and the three texas speacials really give it that edge.
March 12, 2006
fender srv strat
by ryan terry from Santa CruzThese guitars are awsome I have never heard a bad tone out of one of these guitars I just had a tbx tone control installed in mine and it sounds great try tuning down to C# it helps the tone I will ne... read more [+]ver sell it I give it a 100 close [-]
August 1, 2004
Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster (3-Color Sunburst)
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