Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster
Number OneStevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” is one of the most iconic Stratocasters of all time. Its powerful, dry, clear sound formed the backbone of dozens of blues classics including “Tightrope,” “Texas Flood,” and even a solo or two on David Bowie’s Let’s Dance! Though SRV maintained that his tone was in his hands, the fine folks at Fender have managed to capture the sonic essence of his favorite guitar and put it into a stunning recreation of his vaunted main axe! So, while none of us will ever have hands like Stevie, we can at least sound like him!
The three Texas Special pickups are big part of why this guitar has so much mojo. These overwound single-coils produce have chirping midrange, sharp highs, and tight bass, and their overall tone makes you feel like you’re sitting in with the band at roadhouse in El Paso!
For an SRV fan like me, though, it’s not enough to have electronics that replicate his tone. A lot of his sound did come from the way he used his hands, and the shape of this neck allows you to use a lot of his signature techniques. The thick oval-shaped neck allows you to hang your thumb over to do barre chords a la Hendrix, and its shoulder is quite satisfying to grab onto when you want to do a huge bend. Speaking of bending, the Pau Ferro fretboard has a 12” radius, so you can pull the strings every which way without fear of fretting out.
Of course, this guitar wouldn’t be a proper tribute to Number One if it didn’t have a killer 3-tone sunburst finish, elegant gold hardware, and Stevie’s initials on the pickguard. So, all you need is a cowboy hat and a feather and you can look just like Stevie, too!
Wildwood Guitars is proud to present the SRV Artist Series Stratocaster because, frankly, “Number One” is one of the coolest Strats of all time! Though playing this guitar won’t turn you into a legendary bluesman, it does allow you to steal a little bit of SRV’s magic. We are excited to see what tightropes you walk with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster in hand, and we know it will provide you with endless inspiration!
|Model||Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster|
|Finish Color||3-Tone Sunburst|
|Neck Shape||Thick Oval C|
|Neck Dimensions||.830 1st - .990 12th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Pearloid Dot|
|Width at Nut||1.650"|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Pickups||Texas Special Single-Coils|
|Controls||Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)|
|Bridge||6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo|
|Pickguard||3-Ply Black with Engraved SRV|
|Case||Vintage Tweed Case|
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