The Fender Custom Shop made 235 replicas of Stevie's "Lenny" guitar (185 for the U. market, 50 overseas) that went on sale in mid-December, 2007, at a price of ,000 each.
"Lenny" was purchased by Guitar Center in the 2004 Crossroads guitar auction benifitting Eric Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua for 3,500. It will be interesting to see how Fender does with these guitars.
In November 2003, Fender announced that 100 guitars would be made, priced at ,000 each, all made by John Cruz.
The guitar debuted at the winter NAMM show January 15-18, 2004.
The SRV Strat debuted at the Los Angeles NAMM show in January 1992 and started hitting music stores by March.
It is not a limited edition guitar, and is readily available today.
In the summer of 2011 one sold privately for ,000.
In May 2013 it was reported that Guitar Sofa in Hong Kong sold one for ,500 USD.
With the significantly higher price and production number, it is difficult to imagine it will share in the immediate appreciation that Number One experienced.
However, by November 2005 the market for these guitars has risen to about ,000. Several recent e Bay auctions with asking prices of ,000 to ,000 were unsuccessful.
Guitar Center has offered these guitars for up to ,000 (believe to be sold), and as of 2010 I have seen others ask ,000 to ,000.
Though Fender does not release sales data, it has been said that the SRV Strat is a strong seller.
SRV Strat debut, January 1992 l-r: Chris Layton, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Eric Gales click on photo for larger image The specifications from the original promotional material in 1992: part number: 010-9200-800 body: alder neck: maple - special neck shape (bolt-on) machine heads: vintage style - goldplated Fretboard: brazilian rosewood (12" radius - 304.8mm frets: 21 [6105 fretwire] pickups: three "texas special" vintage-style single coil Controls: master volume, tone (neck), tone (mid) tremolo: left-hand vintage-style - goldplated pickup switching: 5-position blade switch scale lenght: 25.5" (648mm) neck width @ nut: 1.685" (42mm) colors: 800 - 3-color sunburst other: black-white-black pickguard with white knobs and pickup covers; Much of the following information comes from fans on a Fender listserve, with some additional info I've collected from other sources over the years.It is my understanding that sales of the Number One guitars worked like this: Fender sold them to their top dealers (in this case by a lottery system due to the high demand) who can resell them to customers (or not).