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This is a custom tribute build by E11even Guitars in honor of the iconic '54 Strat, formerly owned by David Gilmour, baring the serial number 0001. If you are looking for an outstanding mid 50s spec Stratocaster that exceeds any other at its price, look no further.

The body is a beautiful open box Alder genuine Fender Jimmy Vaughan Strat ​in stunning Olympic White gloss poly.  All of the gold hardware is brand new and features a genuine fender big block tremolo with vintage string spacing. The pickguard is a new genuine Fender gold anodized aluminum with White knobs, tips and pickup covers with a matching anodized tremolo cover.

The pickguard assembly features E11even Guitars 1154 Alnico 3 pickups. We have these hand wound here in the USA to our specs specifically to use in these 0001 tribute guitars. They capture the tone nicely by sticking close to original specs of that era. These compare in quality and tone to the limited edition American Fender Pure Vintage '54 pickups I have used in previous builds and that are no longer available. This was my goal when setting out to spec the 1154's as I absolutely love the Pure Vintage 54 pickups in my personal 0001 and I wanted to get as close as possible to the tone. The 1154's are just a smidge lower resistance by design measuring 5.5K on average as opposed to the 5.8K the PV 54 are spec'd at. The White covers and knobs, together with the gold anodized pickguard, are essential to capturing the elegance and vibe of Dave's (former) '54 Strat. The electronics consist of vintage style CTS 250K volume and tone pots with a .047uf Orange Drop tone capacitor, CRL 3-way switch wired with Gavitt cloth push back wire to a Switchcraft jack.

The neck is a new genuine Fender Classic 50s 1pc maple. It features 21 vintage frets, 7.25" fretboard radius, upgraded Graph Tech NuBone nut, soft V rear profile and vintage tint gloss poly finish. The frets have been leveled, crowned and polished. It is fitted with new Fender vintage tuners and a round Kluson string tree as was used back in the early days.

The guitar has a smooth feel with nice action for soulful bluesy bending and is strung with David Gilmour signature GHS Boomers 10-48 gauge strings with the tremolo setup traditional floating (as it should be 😊).  Also included is the new Fender Deluxe padded gigbag shown. Will ship insured ground with a signature required for delivery . See our feedback for comments from other satisfied Gilmour inspired Strat customers.

Thanks for looking and please see our Reverb shop page for more cool custom guitars (including a Gilmour inspired Black one and Red one) and quality parts.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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  • Stratocaster
  • Olympic White
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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e11even guitars

Springville, PA, United States
Joined Reverb:2018

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