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I gigged mine when I had it. No one said boo about it. Great guitar IMO.
1997 SRV Strat. It has been my main gigging axe and, I’ve use it onIf I was to ever get a strat, it would be an SRV, but I hardly ever see pics of those here.
This, makes grown men look like they are playing dress up " I'm going to be Stevie Ray because I got the guitar and the hat!"
99% agree. That's why I think it's a cool move that Geddy Lee has his name on the BACK of the headstock on his sig basses. Best of both worlds.
Poly finish, Texas Specials and Pau Ferro are features used on moderately priced Fenders in this day and age. IMHO the sig should use the American Original series as a base, and better approximate what SRV actually used.
My lord, I hope I never grow up to the point where I can’t pretend to be something that I’m not for a short time. If it makes someone happy, not my place to tell them not to be. It may not float my boat, but no one is being forced on that same journey if they don’t want. I enjoy reading what others like and why.
Stevie "chose" from what was on offer in the late 80's. The SRV sig is very much a product of that time - and unique features like Pau Ferro, Texas Specials and XXL jumbos frets are now standard on budget conscious models in the line. A sig reboot based on the Original series could make it relevant for this century.The idea of the Artist Series is that the Artist gets to pick the specs they want in a guitar that is being built. The Tribute series is a reproduction of the guitar the artist actually played. Different approaches.
Seriously I'm probably the only one here who is not a fan. I hope I don't get banned.