Stevie Ray Vaughan’s famed number one Stratocaster will be on display through October 14th at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, TX as part of the Texas Music Roadtrip exhibit. This guitar is one of the most famous Stratocasters in history and has been kept in storage by Jimmie Vaughan since his brother’s death, so this is a unique opportunity to see the guitar up close. Also on display will be Jimmie Vaughan’s white ’63 Stratocaster that he used with the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Photo credit: Andrew Horansky, KVUE News
I watched SRV play the hell out of that thing for the first time on a PBS special or something when I was a young kid. From that second I was hooked and I knew I had to go buy a Strat so I could be like Stevie!
Rick Henry says
Thank You for passing on this great bit of information! Austin Texas and Stevie Ray Vaughn. A Great bit of Texas History ! Jimmie Vaughn should be thanked a million times over for sharing his time and the wonderful memories this guitar and what it represents to the music world !
Dave Rectenwald says
The sounds he produced from this guitar are amazing, I saw him with Jeff Beck with this ax and it was awesome
I would give a year’s wages to just hold it. Even more to play it, but it wouldn’t be right though. This guitar was meant for Stevie, and only Stevie. I bet money that Jimmie hasn’t even played it since Stevie’s death. Long live Stevie, and his music!!!
Ben Heller says
Thanks for this post. Just found you on twitter from the recommended section. I want to put this on my blog as well and I’ll cite that I heard about it from you.
Justin – I suspect Stevie’s the reason a lot of people bought a Strat. He got amazing sounds out of this instrument.
Rick – glad you enjoyed the post! I agree…Jimmie should be thanked for letting other people enjoy this instrument.
Dave – I wish I could have seen SRV with Beck. What an amazing show that must have been.
Jeff – I agree…someone on another site posted about how it would be great to this guitar played by someone else, but I think it’s music making days are behind it.
Ben – glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks!
i was lucky enough to be at his last show at alpine valley. makes we want to cry just looking at it
Rich, I wish I could have seen him play live just once. To have seen his last show would have been amazing.
I’ve seen SRV twice. Last time in 1990 a few months before he passed. First time in 1984. Both shows were at The Greek. Miss him so much. I always think of the blues he would be playing if he was still here.
I worked as a stage hand at Deer Creek just north of Indianapolis. I have a pick from the stage at Deer Creek his 2nd to last show. what a loss to the world and to blues.