Buddy, Our Buddy Holly Road-Ready Replica Stratocaster, Returns!

IYG’s Buddy Holly Road-Ready Replica Stratocaster honors the musical legend from Lubbock, TX!  Buddy Holly helped lay the foundations of rock ‘n’ roll, and he did it with a tobacco sunburst 1954 Fender Stratocaster. 

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It doesn’t get any more classic than IYG’s Buddy Holly Road-Ready Replica guitar!

Buddy Stats

  • Body: Basswood (tobacco sunburst, high-gloss finish)
  • Neck: Maple, traditional “C” profile
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Tuners: 6-in-line, engraved headstock with “BUDDY” and Holly eyeglasses 
  • Pick-ups: Ceramic
  • Stamped on back of headstock: “Buddy by IYG, March 2021.”
  • Weight: 9.75 lbs

Not Fade Away

While it may look tame by today’s standards, this guitar blew people’s minds in the mid-50s. In his autobiography, Eric Clapton recalls the first time he saw Buddy Holly and his iconic Fender: “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!” 

Buddy's laser engraved headstock
Buddy’s laser engraved headstock

Rave On 

This is the second Buddy Holly Road ready replica Rocco and I have created and this one is a real humdinger! A chunky body (10 pounds,) a chunky neck, and low action make this guitar a pleasure to play and hear. Amazing, soulful tones in all five switch positions!

That’ll Be The Day

With a custom laser-engraved headstock featuring Holly’s first name and trademark glasses, Buddy is feast for the eyes. But don’t just hang it on the wall — even though it looks great. Buddy demands to be played! 

Is Buddy your guitar

We think so!

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