Dating fender custom shop guitars
The value of Number One nearly tripled within months of its release, but I don't see Lenny being met with that kind of demand.UPDATE: I hope you didn't buy one when they first went on sale.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.
This should be the closest anyone will come to copying the weight, dimensions and electronics of Number One, because no one else has had access to the real thing from which to copy the specifications.These guitars have serial numbers, but they are NOT serialized 1 through 100.Each guitar John Cruz makes, regardless what kind of guitar, gets the next serial number in line. I do not see it as different from any other product - where there is a demand, someone is going to fill it.The Tribute Strats come with a flight case stenciled "SRV - Number One," a red gig bag modeled after Stevie's, a replica of the black leather strap with white music notes, and a documentation folder containing the certificate signed by Cruz, a photo of Stevie with Number One, a copy of the El Mocambo DVD, a Fender Custom Shop DVD of the night they inspected Number One, and a tube of Rene Martinez' Graphit-all.
(I do not make copies of the DVD for anyone, so please do not ask.)My initial impressions: excellent tone, love the fat neck, and it's lighter than I expected.: JC044 was sold during the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Auction on June 24, 2004, for almost ,000.