It’s been fairly well reported that Fender is going to be issuing a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar named Lenny, but I thought I’d mention it as well because I think the Tribute Series guitars by Fender have been great.
Aside from “Number One,” “Lenny” is the most recognizable guitar that Stevie Ray played; he played it in concert each time that he played the song “Lenny.” The guitar was bought for Stevie Ray as a 26th birthday gift by his wife, Lenny. It’s a ’65 Stratocaster with a maple neck that was given to Vaughan by Billy Gibbons (originally the guitar has a rosewood fingerboard).
Like other guitars in the Tribute Series, the Lenny guitar is an exact replica of the guitar played by Stevie Ray, down to the Mickey Mantle autograph and the burn marks on the headstock.
The guitar will be available at Guitar Centers across the United States. However, only 235 of the tribute guitars will be available for sale, with only 185 of those available in the US. The guitar will be available for viewing at several Guitar Centers, beginning November 30th and will be available for purchase on December 12th.
That’s a rather large percentage really, when only 50 will be available to the rest of the world..
Oh, and don’t cringe too much, but we have the same theme 😮