It looks great, but there are some things about 25 years of wear that no one has accurately mimicked.This should be the closest anyone will come to copying the weight, dimensions and electronics of Number One, because no one else has had access to the real thing from which to copy the specifications.It is my understanding that sales of the Number One guitars worked like this: Fender sold them to their top dealers (in this case by a lottery system due to the high demand) who can resell them to customers (or not).

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

It is not a limited edition guitar, and is readily available today.

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

The bottom line is that $10,000 is not unusual in the guitar market, particularly considering that some vintage electrics are listed at up to $250,000.

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.

(I do not make copies of the DVD for anyone, so please do not ask.)My initial impressions: excellent tone, love the fat neck, and it's lighter than I expected.

In late 2013 or early 2014, I confirmed a sale of ,000.

If you have personal knowledge of a sale, I would be interested to hear what the price was, and when.

However, by November 2005 the market for these guitars has risen to about ,000. Several recent e Bay auctions with asking prices of ,000 to ,000 were unsuccessful.