1st year Fender SRV Stratocaster by original owner
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-02-03)
Price : US $1,426.
RARE 1st year Fender SRV Stratocaster up for auction
I am the original owner of this genuine U.S. Fender signature series SRV Stratocaster. I bought it in October 1992. I still have the original receipt. The serial number starts with SE9. Which, according to Fender's web site, means it was built in 1989. From what I understand; Fender started building thes to Stevie's specifications in 1989. When he died in 1990, they stored what was built and eventually released them for sale in 1992. The earlier models were also supposedly built with Brazilian fretboards. The newer ones apparently use Pao ferro wood. Some have also said that the 1st year SRVs sound and play closest to Stevie's original. I have never played a newer one (or Stevie's original) so I can't comment on that. I can tell you that this strat definitely delivers the SRV tone! It plays like a dream. Prior to getting this guitar, I bought several strats, amps and effects trying to get the SRV sound, I could never quite get it until I bought this strat. Then it all fell into place.
This rare sweetheart is used, but not abused. I have always taken the best care of it. It has never been gigged. Unfortunately, it has spent most of it's life in it's case. I haven't even played it for about 5 years. Since me son was born and I just haven't had the time to. There are no dents, dings, rust or major scratches. Only some minor pick scratching on the pickguard and some lite pick surface scratches just above the pickguard due to normal playing. Fret wear is minimal. All electronics work as int
This guitar is sold (sold on 2009-02-03)
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