@Red BreadIf they did an exact copy of Stevies number one,,,itd have over 1/4” action and be strung with 13’s
Before he pasted many years ago i looked over a line of his guitars back stage at a show,,and a few other times but that line of strats that night amazed me
There were 13 Strats all different colors and pick ups
My oldest brother and him were friends in the later part of his life
I was a young kid 14-15yrs old but I played back then and being to scared to ask about guitars or music with him i found looking over his guitars when i could interesting as all hell even though i didnt know poop back then
Even being young and dumb i noticed a few things that night when they were all lined up
Most but not all were played hard!
I mean the puck guards were grooved like i never saw,the actions were high and some of the parts didnt match up right
I didnt know better playing Kramers and Hard Core but some were beat i thought he had smashed them like Hendrix not knowing bout parts casters and what a real master can do to a guitar just playing the way he did
I did not play any or even ask to touch,,,he woulda let me to he was a class act and a gentlemen
My brother was not a musician and Stevie was just getting clean and tryn not to be a rock star which is why i never talked music to him even at his shows i didnt think it was the time and place and after the first time i saw him play i knew he was a master and might find me an ignorant kid ; )
Double trouble were really nice guys to,good people not what i though of as rock stars when i was 14
My brother brought me to the first show i saw of his,,and he told my mother we’re going to Stevie Ray Vaughns show
I had no idea who he was and thought i was going to some R&B show and was kinda half assed about going
When the came out,,Stevie ripped right from the 4 count,,,i felt like i got punched
I never forgot that and he opened my eyes to a whole new world,,he’ll always be the best to me
I will say one more thing to this long post
I looked at number one more then 3-4 different times,,,it never looked the same to there was always something changed,,,and it was BEAT!!!!
I don't mind the artist models so much, but there's also too much pressure to play like those guys. I want a guitar that's a Jimbo99. It sounds like a Jimbo99. Even a preowned one, something I can make my own, even if it's just set up preferences.You couldn't *give* me that thing. (OK, that's an exaggeration. You could probably give me one) It hits me the same way the stripped Van Halen guitar or the Bullseye Zakk Wylde guitars do. Those guitars are associated with those players to a fault.
I've got two Claptons and other than a small scribble on the headstock they look like any other Strat. The SRV screams FANBOI! which is OK I suppose, it's just not for me.I don't mind the artist models so much, but there's also too much pressure to play like those guys. I want a guitar that's a Jimbo99. It sounds like a Jimbo99. Even a preowned one, something I can make my own, even if it's just set up preferences.