While introducing his guitars in a backstage interview during the Rolling Stones' 2003 Licks tour, Ronnie Wood claims at 1:45 that this sunburst 1954 Fender Stratocaster is a "great spare" guitar. He uses this as a spare to his [1955 Fender Stratocaster](http://equipboard.com/items/fender-1955-stratocaster-electric-guitar).more
Excerpt from a 2012 interview by musicradar, "Today it's a Strat. I've got two '54 Strats that I play live. They're lighter and they're easier on you. When you're just starting out, they can hurt. They hurt your fingers. But when you work with them and get used to them, they're the best. They're true everywhere, they're not cumbersome."more
Keb' Mo' uses a 1954 strat. upon meeting him multiple times back stage he would jam on the strat he uses it only back stage and recording upon asking him why he keeps a strat back stage he said "I love this guitar a good strat like this one is reliable iv banged it up and theres not a dent it sounds great in the studio with some balancing but as you know single coils are a pain on stage."more
My '54 Strat is the 84th production guitar, it was one of the first 100 units made for sales. It definitely has an interesting feel to it. In the early 70's it was refinished from its original 2 tone to Steinway Black by a piano buider in Tulsa. besides the paint, the only other thing that was changed on it was the pickguard. instead of an 8 hole, it has an 11 hole sadly... but it's still worth quite a chunk of change even in its current condition, not to mention the prolific sentimental value of it. It will never be sold.