While in 1984 Sir David Gilmour got his Vintage 1957 reissue, I happened to have one Red Strat belonging to my father.
Although the specs are slightly different from Davids, I chose to transform that guitar as my “Red Strat”.
That’s why I didn’t use “Red Strat Replica” as title. Because this is not exactly a replica.
I chose to use this guitar anyway, mainly for these reasons:
- This guitar is pretty old
- It always was very comfortable for me to play
- I love this color
This is a 1991 Standard American Stratocaster, with a Frost Red finish.
It originally comes with the following specs:
- 9.5″ radius “C” shape maple neck
- 22 medium jumbo frets
- Alder body
- 3 single coil pickups
- Standard tuners
- Replaced entirely the electronics with a EMG DG-20 SET, which is a prewired pickguard
- Replaced the tuners with Fender Locking Tuners w/ vintage buttons
- Got a short Callaham Tremolo Arm