I did a search for SRV and no hits so I thought I would start this thread (sometimes my Thread Searches do not work out as planned). Recently picked up a near mint SRV Strat. The S/N makes it out to be made in 1989 (E92), but I understand that these were first sold in 1992. From the paperwork with the guitar, the guitar was purchased new in 1995. I have to commend the previous owner for keeping the guitar in such immaculate condition. So far, after a much needed string change (.010's), I like the guitar a lot. I've been on a SRV tone chasing kick for a few years and this guitar does help me get a little closer. Now I just need some much improved guitar skills. Anyway, I am curious to know if we have other SRV Strat owners out there and their thoughts. I plan to some day change out the original pickguard on my guitar with a three ply black or white Fender replacement. Can't decide because they both look good. Hope to hear from other owners.