Dating fender vintage reissues
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.
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.
The replicas of Clapton's Gibson 335 had an original price of ,000.
The bottom line is that ,000 is not unusual in the guitar market, particularly considering that some vintage electrics are listed at up to 0,000.
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.
All 100 of the guitars were sold at the 2004 NAMM convention to Fender dealers.In November 2003, Fender announced that 100 guitars would be made, priced at ,000 each, all made by John Cruz.The guitar debuted at the winter NAMM show January 15-18, 2004.In the summer of 2011 one sold privately for ,000.In May 2013 it was reported that Guitar Sofa in Hong Kong sold one for ,500 USD.