I got this guitar in june of '99 from Alex Perez at Fender. He found the body that was left over. We got a neck for it that day. I wanted a strat that was routed for a humbucker for the Burning Rain Japan Tour. I first tried a Lawrence L500, which I has used in my '80 strat, but it didn't work with the Alder body. Alex gave me a Duncan Holdsworth model that sounds pretty fat. Ken at performance Guitars did an emergency fret job on the neck the day before I left for the tour.more
This is my second guitar and the guitar that taught me I'm not a huge Fender fan. Mine is red, but this is all I could find that was close to a 2011 Dark Red HSS Fender Stratocaster. I originally bought it, because at the time they hadn't made any EVH guitars and I always wanted his guitar.