"Operation Desert Storm Stratocaster"
The ODS Stratocaster is a 1982 Candy Apple-colored Fender The STRAT that was recovered from a bombed out barracks during the Persian Gulf War. When Robert received the guitar from the Middle East, he thought it was a goner. The headstock was in good condition, but half of the neck and fretboard and the body were charred and blistered from the heat of the fire. As an experiment, he put on some Ernie Ball strings, replaced the charred tremolo, plugged in a cable to the guitar, and turned on an Fender Vibratone that the other end of the cable was plugged into. As soon as he heard the "twang" of the Strat, he couldn't believe it.