Stevie Ray Vaughan's Guitars
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The significance of "which guitar" is that Stevie had a particular tone he was looking for in various songs, and he chose particular guitars for that reason.
Many of the photographs on these web pages were taken by W. A. Williams. He has very kindly allowed me use these photographs on this site.
- Number One - Also known as "First Wife" is a 1959 Strat body with a 1962 neck.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan's Guitar called "Charley" - White customized Strat built from spare parts by Charley Wirz.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan's Guitar called "Lenny" - Given to Stevie Ray by his then-wife Lenny Vaughan and Byron Barr, one of Stevie's roadies at the time.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan's Guitar called "Scotch" - Cream-colored 1963 Strat received from guitar tech Rene Martinez.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan's Guitar called "Main" - - Custom Hamiltone Lurktamer built by James Hamilton of Buffalo, NY.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan's Guitar called "Red" - Very little is known about this guitar
- "Yellow" - 1964 Strat, single pickup, originally owned by Vanilla Fudge guitarist, received as a gift from Charley Wirz in 1981
- A 28 National Steel
- A double necked guitar
An article that contains detailed information on Stevie Ray Vaughan's Guitar Setup. The information comes directly from the article "Supernova Strats" by Dan Erlewine as published in February 1990 issue of Guitar Player magazine.
Some general information taken from TexasFlood mailing list, that has not yet been identified enough to put in the right place.
Mere Mortals Guide to getting Stevie Ray Vaughan's Tone has been provided from the conversations generated within the TexasFlood mailing list.