Honoring the legacy of two of the most influential Texas blues guitarists, the legendary brothers, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Fender Custom Shop proudly presents the limited-run Vaughan Brothers Two-Stratocaster® Set. Limited to 30 sets and crafted by Master Builder John Cruz, this pair of guitars faithfully recreates every detail of the historic instruments the brothers used to carve their place in music history.
In the late '70s, Jimmie Vaughan bought his first White Strat from a friend for the sum of $245 and proceeded to customize it to suit his needs. The Mary Kaye-inspired modifications include a late-50's one-piece maple neck with a thin profile and single-ply white pickguard. Charley's Guitar Shop in Dallas branded the headstock with a new Fender decal and installed larger frets to cater to Jimmie's effervescent playing style. While on tour in Denmark, Jimmie adorned the back of his guitar with an upside-down pin-up girl who emerges right-side-up when the guitar is played behind the head.
Master Builder John Cruz spared no effort to recreate this blues guitar classic that Jimmie proudly describes as a hotrod race car, customized beautifully to his specific tastes.
Arguably one of the most famous guitars in the world, the SRV #1 long stood as Stevie's pride and joy in the studio and on the road. Paying tribute in painstaking detail to the guitar Stevie affectionately dubbed his “first wife,” the Limited Edition SRV #1 is a sonically and aesthetically correct rendition of a legendary instrument. A benchmark in attention to minute detail, this version of SRV's #1 Strat hearkens back to an earlier version of the guitar, featuring a battle-worn lacquer finish that represents the guitar at an earlier stage in its life.
Master Builder John Cruz reproduced every detail, including a cigarette burn under the low E-string on the headstock, giving this guitar the authentic scars from being played behind the head and back, with a mic stand and foot—however else Stevie Ray felt inspired to perform.