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Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar  3-Color Sunburst 

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The Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar is made for Texas Blues - Stevie style - with the same features as Stevie's number one Str...Read More

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Based on Stevie's favorite guitar.

The Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar is made for Texas Blues - Stevie style - with the same features as Stevie's number one Strat. Unique features include a special oval neck, pao ferro fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets, three Texas Special single-coil pickups, gold-plated vintage hardware with Stevie's unique left-handed synchronized tremolo, and special engraved pickguard. Pay tribute to a master with every note you play. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Select alder body
  • Special oval neck shape
  • Pao ferro fretboard
  • A trio of Texas Special single-coils
  • Gold left-side tremolo
  • Hardshell case
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FenderArtist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 101 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (91)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strat!

I have owned my SRV strat for about 4 years now, and I am still as in love with her as the day I took her home. The quality on this guitar is just...Read complete review

I have owned my SRV strat for about 4 years now, and I am still as in love with her as the day I took her home. The quality on this guitar is just awesome, Every part of the guitar is just perfect. I especially like the feel of the fat neck. The pups sound sweet and give out great tone. I mostly play blues and classic rock, and this guitar works great for that. The gold hardware really spices the look. To make mine look a little more like Stevie's, I bought a "custom" sticker just like his #1 has right below the bridge. I got it off ebay and that really adds to the look as well. I also did a little personal customization which is very minor, but I changed out my white pickup selector switch tip with a black "top hat" style tip from a tele. I personally like this minor change. Anyways, overall I absolutely love this guitar and I will never sell mine. I will have it until the day I die.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fender Artist Series Guitars, SRV

Fender Artist series Guitars are a little overated. I own an SRV and thought the tone was good through a Vibro-King(which is by the way the only Fender Product I would give a...Read complete review

Fender Artist series Guitars are a little overated. I own an SRV and thought the tone was good through a Vibro-King(which is by the way the only Fender Product I would give a perfect 10)The problem with the SRV is String Height, and I like action high because I'm a hard Blues player, and don't care for fret buzz. The SRV can only allow, if your lucky, 1/16 inch height on all strings.Too low......... Stevie had Rene set up #1 at the 12th fret...6-5..3/32.....4-1..5/64. I love my SRV, and it fits good in my closet, were it remains as a collector's piece. I own 7 Strats, and love them all! I build custom Guitars, mainly Fender........ Strats...it's cheaper than buying one!!! You can't beat a Strat, no matter who builds it. You just can't beat the tone, and the feel of those necks! The SRV is a sweet Guitar, but over priced,and has some problems. simply put.

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5.0

Give It Some Love And It'll Sing

By Nathan

from Houston

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Setup Required

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar in a very timely manner by Musician's Friend, and at first I was really let down. The reason being, I had never had a guitar with 8 screws so my pickguard was "lipped" up off the guitar on almost all the ends, but I contacted Musician's Friend and they're sending me a new pickguard so I'm not so upset about that. The setup was absolutely vital in order for this guitar to work for me, which prior to, had a high end, ugly, undefined sound that reminded me nothing of SRV. So, firstly I put in raw vintage springs and put the bridge back on the body. I had fiddled with the pickups and tried to get a good sound but was kind of unhappy, I felt like there was no body to speak of in the sound, but still better than when the bridge was not tightened against the body. So I ended up checking the string height and saw that the strings were not to spec (4/64) in a couple of odd places like the A-B strings, which were higher than both e strings. So I lowered those middle strings to be to spec, and to my utter surprise, that was what helped more than anything. The frequencies felt like they had "rested" and the guitar was noticeably darker, while at the same time having much better harmonic content. Now that I could feel and hear the frequencies naturally sounding in place, I was able to find a sweet spot with the pickup height. Without hardly trying the guitar would absolutely scream when popping the strings, but were mellow enough now to sound pleasing clean, in fact I quite like the clean sound now. That said, the guitar is inherently very defined and articulate, so hot pickups like texas specials in this guitar could be a recipe for disaster if not setup right, it's important to know what you want the guitar to sound like and to not be afraid to measure and put to fender spec, if that's your preference. In my case it worked out extremely favorably. I was extremely upset at first when I got this guitar, but with some love I found the guitar sings beautifully.

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5.0

Great Guitar

By The Collector of Fine Guitars

from Arkansas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Need to offer % off sales or open box coupons. Once an open box is up for sale it is really a used item and there are many that have been on the site for a while. I would buy more with better incentives.

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    5.0

    WARNING... EXTREMELY HARD TO PUT DOWN!!!!!

    By Clutchpak

    from SC

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Church
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Nothing bad to say at all. SRV is a legend that changed music for everybody. This strat is an excellent instrument that celebrates that. The Texas special pick ups can growl bright ear bleeding tones as well as the sweet tone of "Lenny". Beautiful finish. The neck takes a few minutes to get use to, but then it's on! Had mine since 2007. I love it and will pass it down to my son.

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    5.0

    Best Strat I've ever played

    By Purple Drank

    from Miami, FL

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I lucked into mine, was actually looking for a Jimmy Vaughan Strat when this beauty fell into my lap. Technically mine is a partscaster (a 97 body with an 01 neck) though I can't imagine that makes any difference. The neck is fantastic, I have medium to small hands and my thumb gets over just fine. Very fast and comfortable. I love the large frets, the flat radius, the pao ferro, it's all just perfect together. To my ear, this guitar has the best tone and sustain of any Strat I've ever played. The fit and finish is custom shop worthy, definitely a cut above your run of the mill American standard. The Texas specials are great but I threw in some muy grandes from rio vista and couldn't be happier (they're very similar to the ts' just wound a bit hotter). I also swapped out all the white plastic for black and ditched the garish srv pickgaurd for a regular black 3 ply but to each his own. The only thing I'm not too crazy about is the trem bar, for me its right where my palm wants to rest but I can live with it. My next and last Fender will be a custom shop piece exactly like this one except with a righty tremelo and a custom paint job. Buy it now...

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        5.0

        Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster

        By BluesRay

        from The Netherlands

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          Hello, My name is Raymond and I own a SRV Stratocaster. MIne is numbered SE924049, very early one. Still play it today. Have had a fret JOb and put JEff Beck Hot Noiseless Pick-ups in it. Not as fat sounding, but real bleasy and clearity and deninition to my opinion.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          More Than I Expected

          By TheArtistGmoney

          from Casas Adobes, AZ

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            Thank You Fender and Musicians Friend for exceeding expectations on every level!

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            (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great guitar but poor setup

            By Serban Dragosloveanu

            from Bucharest

            Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            i have this guitar for 3 or 4 years now.everything it`s excellent,sound,good body wood(i striped it to a relic form),aged the pickguard and knobs.my only real problem was with the setup and especially with the neck.the frets need to be polished and leveled,it will not allow you to do heavy bends without fret leveling and high action.light strings will sound too bright,i have equipped it with 012.all my guitars have 010.my personal opinion is that the guitar is really close to custom shop ones and if you have the time or the money do relic it.it will really improve the sound because you will loose the thick polyurethane paint.you can let the inner lair on so it will keep moist away.thanks

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Blues & Country

            By Chance-F.c5f

            from Central Coast, Ca

            Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            Look if you play country or blues this guitar will give you the correct sound. Next, the neck is very comfortable. If you have done research the neck is described as a thick oval and it is a bit thicker however I play with my thumb over and have no problem (I?m 6 foot tall). Also the trem takes a little getting used to but no big deal.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Strat Stevie would be proud of

            Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            I just recieved my SRV strat for christmas about a week ago, and I absolutely love it. I also love the fact that its an 1989 model, It has already replaced my american series hss as my main strat the neck feels so much better and I love the vintage tuners take about 2 minutes for me torestring it and tune it. The pick ups sound amazing, anyway I think stevie would be proud that his name is on these guitars there playability and sound do him justice

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Chunky Blues Sound

            By Jeremy-b7Jyk

            from St Louis

            Comments about Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            I absolutely love this guitar. I love all things strat actually. They are the only guitars that ever just feel right for me. The only negative I have about most strats are that the narrower necks make it tougher on guys like me with big chunky hands. This neck does not present that problem, and the TS pups just sound great. I don't run a boatload of effects. I just use a good amp and plug it in. You can get a great variety of tones out of it. It is a little heavier than most strats, but I'm a bit over 200 lbs so it's not a problem for me. It does have higher action than most any other strat you will find, so be mindful of that. Overall you can't go wrong just get a pair of .11's or higher and let this sing. You will not find any non custom strat like this period. Just keep in mind you're going to need some finger strength to get stevies sound, with the bigger strings. If you like spaghetti strings, you will want to test it before buying.

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