I am not sure if we would trust anyone else to do a tune up on it or a fret job. Reverb Sellers Are Still Shipping. The guitar is nice, but far from $2000 nice. February 1988, during Pink Floyd touring dates in Sydney, Australia, guitar technician Greg Fryer performs repairs and modifications including maintenance on the frets and nut and carving out the cavity of the guitar to be able to lower the EMG pickups even more. Thanks! Hard to believe that this guitar is 10 years old already! Unable to add item to List. The vintage reissue project became the forerunner to the later Fender Custom Shop. A bit misleading perhaps. Do you know how David toggled the 5-way/7-way pickup configuration on the EMG-SA equipped guitars, and what sort of switch/button/toggle he used? I was thinking that if we do ultimately have the frets changed, does anyone think that Phil Taylor would be able to do it. i think i’ve read everything on your site, including thousands of comments :) The guitar is first spotted on a promotional shot for About Face in March 1984. This was just prior to David heading out on the About Face tour and apparently, he didn’t want to bring his old guitars as they now started to rise in value (International Musician August 1984). If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great … $700 + $100 Shipping. For many, the Candy Apple Red V57 is perhaps the most iconic. Let me know if I am doing it correctly and if not, let me know. (Guitarist 2006). According all the paper work, including the masking tape on the side of the guitar case that was supposedly written by Phil Taylor calls it a 1984 Strat, not 1983. Thanks! According to the specs I’ve read, they had a 50s C neck contour with a 7.25″ radius. There are some other questions that I will post later. The guitar lived up to my expectations and then some. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The SA single coils (Single coil Alnico magnets) feature alnico 5 magnets, internal shielding, a low impedance preamp and 9V battery powering. Pointless for me to try to describe that as it is very subjective and a matter of taste. In early 1984, David and his long-time technician Phil Taylor, visited the Fender Warehouse in Einfield, Middlesex, UK and tried a bunch of the new reissue guitars from the Fender Fullerton. Robert. Hope we can see some details photos of the Red Strat someday(pickguard routing etc). Hello! He does not dive that hard on “Sorrow”. Was a very exciting auction. I have an MIJ Strat from the mid-80s that’s a 50s reissue but has a 12″ fretboard radius. I am not sure if I am reading the description right. Make minor adjustments and listen if they’re actually needed. To relieve the Truss rod or adjust the strings following the radius of the neck? I don’t have any kind of main board in the old set and I can’t find out is there supposed to be one. If you look at the history of these early 80s reissues, the CAR Strats were produced from 1983, while some sunbursts started to appear late 1982. I am worried about the frets on it. It depends on the amp too obviously. Thanks! I think anyone looking for a Gilmour setup is better off with a standard SA kit and seperate SPC and EXG pots. Check out this video that I did on David Gilmour’s delay tones. So, how’s photos doing? Muulva1, how can I reach you via email? So we’ll see when it arrives. You should make some videos and place them on Youtube. As you mention, the catalog says 1984. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Active pickups will also drive the signal through large pedal and amp rigs, which certainly must have been a reason for David to use them. Hi, always great info on this site, thank you. The red was used extensively during the 1986-87 recording sessions for Pink Floyd’s next album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, alongside a wide range of different guitars, including a Steinberger GL 3T. Much fuller tone with the same bell like chime. While EMG recommends placing the pickups close to the strings, David preferred them as low as possible to emulate the output and tone of his passive single coils. The neck on this 60s was mediocre while the Suhr is plecked and the setup is pure perfection. We are both players and NO, the guitar will not be put in a closet or on the wall. David used the red for a performance of Sorrow at the Fender Stratocaster 50th anniversary show September 24 2004 at London’s Wembley arena (released on the Strat Pack – Live in Concert DVD 2005). As far as I know, these necks are stock and not refretted. is there no way we can get the same liquid, smooth, warm, fat tone without emg’s but everything else?