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Gibson custom shop serial number dating

The replicas of Clapton's Gibson 335 had an original price of $12,000.

The Charley replicas sold for $2500, and are now selling for $3500 if you can find one. Fender's Custom Shop employs some of the best craftsman in the business, and it is not unusual for their guitars to sell for thousands of dollars due to the number of hours spent handcrafting each guitar.

It is certainly not unusual for artwork to sell for $10,000, and that's one way to look at this guitar.

The SRV Strat debuted at the Los Angeles NAMM show in January 1992 and started hitting music stores by March.

FURTHER UPDATE 6/09: I am told by Guitar Center that they have reconsidered the price drop, believe in the long-term value of this guitar and have rasied the retail price back to $17,000.

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.