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Fender Custom Shop Unveils the Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster Relic

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The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled the Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster Relic, an aged version of their popular SRV Custom Shop model.

The new model boasts a two-piece alder body with a relic lacquer finish that the company promises will “age and wear in a distinctly personal way, just like the original.” There’s also a tinted riftsawn maple neck with an “Oval C” profile and a rosewood fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets.

As always, pickups are a trio of high-output Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special single coils, and additional features include five-way pickup switching, vintage-style wiring, a left-handed vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, three-ply black “SRV” pickguard and vintage-style tuning machines.

For more information, head over to the Fender Custom Shop

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.