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This is a special order item, custom made with your input and cooperation  a through the process.

Creatingtive Guitars and Experiences of a Lifetime.

Jim Cara's work is found in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hard Rock Cafe's as well as on stage with a list of Rock Stars too many to mention. His replicas of iconic electric guitars are authorized by the famous living players that have owned the originals and are sold with the opportunity to meet the star in a one on one experience.

This actual 1962 Japan Stratocaster Sunburst Reissue was meticulously distressed with such an attention to detail accomplished with the use of magnification and tools as small as a sewing needle.
All Japan Parts were removed and sold. All parts were replaced with the exact Fender USA parts found on SRV #1

  • Original 62' Reissue body with Vintage SSS routing.
  • Body and Neck were carefully stripped and then kiln dried
  • Once dried they were finished to vintage Fender specs with Nitro Lacquer.
  • Original 62, Stratocaster Reissued Decal
  • Scrap Parts were put on the guitar while we completed the Relic process, as to keep the finish intact below the parts, as you would find in a true Vintage instrument. (see naked body photo above)
  • Open wood was chemically aged, not stained, and the color of the wood impregnates past the surface, just as natural aging would.
  • Decals are exact matches to SRV's and placement is pinpoint correct, with trimming as found on the original #1
  • Remains of Stevie's original SRV in White paint can be found on the top horn.
  • Rear of guitar shows major distress surrounding the tremolo cavity and wood burnt S.R. Vaughan

  • The fretboard has been leveled just as SRV's tech had done over the many years of work. The Radius is closer to a 9" than a 10"
  • The neck has been refretted with Dunlop Jumbo Frets and dressed 1x
  • Headstock shows heat damage below the low E tuning post.

Specifications and Parts
  • AGED Fender American Left Handed Gold Vintage Tremolo, with
  • Filler dowel on right side of tremolo rout.
  • Red plastic string protectors
  • Right handed trem bar
  • Aged Gold Fender Ultra Tuners
  • All screws, springs and metal were individually aged by hand.

  • Incredible detail and effort is put into the plastic distress.
  • The edges of the knobs are slightly rounded and printing has peeled.
  • The color of the White parts have been naturally aged to a mild Ivory.
  • Pickguard is aged and Modified for access to rear vintage + Truss Rod adjustment.
  • The pickguard tip is split at the top screw point, and piece is missing, just as the original.

  • Brand New Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Pickups
  • Meticulous wiring with vintage cloth wire
  • 250K CTS Pots
  • Sprague Orange Drop .022 Cap Part #SBE716P600V

Distinctive Guitars purchased from us include Free Overnight Shipping when sold through Reverb
Your trust and respect of our work is truly and gratefully appreciated. As always our items are one-of-a-kind and returns are always an option if we can not satisfy you 100%

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed.

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
62 Stratocaster Reissue
Solid Body
Made In:
United States


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Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars
Joined Mar 2015
Newport, DE, United States

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Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars

Newport, DE, United States
Joined: Mar 2015