The replicas of Clapton's Gibson 335 had an original price of ,000.The bottom line is that ,000 is not unusual in the guitar market, particularly considering that some vintage electrics are listed at up to 0,000.For the Clapton 335, my understanding is that orders were taken on a specific date from Fender dealers on a first-come first-served basis.
In November 2003, Fender announced that 100 guitars would be made, priced at ,000 each, all made by John Cruz.The guitar debuted at the winter NAMM show January 15-18, 2004.When I toured the Fender factory in California in 2001, there was discussion about a possible limited edition Custom Shop replica of Number One.At that time, it was suggested that there might be as few as four replicas made.I believe the first Tribute Strat is JC044 and the last JC229. Stevie's guitar is one of the most easily identifiable, famous guitars in history, and folks other than Fender have made dozens of replicas of Number One at prices from several hundred to five thousand dollars.
He mentioned to me that Jimmie was getting three of the guitars. Replicas of Stevie's Hamiltone have sold for up to $8000, I'm told.