IYG’s Buddy Holly Replica Guitar Debuts!

Buddy is a tobacco sunburst Strat-style guitar that mimics Buddy Holly’s iconic 1954 Fender Stratocaster. 

Buddy Is An Historic, Road-Ready Rock ‘n’ Roll Replica!

Buddy — a Buddy Holly replica guitar — is a tobacco sunburst beauty that echoes Buddy Holly’s iconic 1954 Fender Stratocaster. 

By today’s standards this guitar looks pretty tame, but it melted people’s faces off when it debut in the 1950s. 

Road-Ready Replicas

Roc and I are working on a Guitar Heroes Series of Road-Ready Replicasthat echo iconic instruments. Own a piece of rock history for a budget price!

You can trace the roots of our Guitar Heroes Series to the Dave Murray strat we built for a friend last summer, and the Phat Jaco bass completed (and sold) earlier this year. 

Lubbock Legend


Buddy Holly wasn’t like the other rock stars of the time. He wasn’t flashy like Jerry Lee Lewis or handsome like Elvis Presley. In fact he was kind of dorky looking, with thick black-framed glasses and buck teeth.
But the boy from Lubbock, TX knew how to write amazing songs with percussive rhythms that were nothing short of infectious. 
In his autobiography, Eric Clapton recounts the first time he saw Buddy Holly and his Fender, saying:
“I thought I’d died and gone to heaven … it was like seeing an instrument from outer space and I said to myself: ‘That’s the future – that’s what I want!”

The Birth Of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Holly was equally influential on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan, among others. Indeed, Clapton himself played a tobacco Stratocaster, as did Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and a multitude of other players. 
But it started with Buddy.

“Buddy&JJJam1”
“Buddy&JJJam3 “
“Junebug (PJ2vsBuddy-second jam)”

Buddy Specs

Body: Basswood

Controls: Master Volume / Tone / Tone

Neck: Maple with Maple Fingerboard

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”

Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Nickel Silver

Pickups: Classic triple single coils. Modern five-way selector switch and ceramic magnets.

Tuners: Six-in-line

Scale Length: 25.5””

Width at Nut: 1.66” / 42mm

Average Weight: 7 lbs.

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