Considering I forgot about the anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s death on August 27th, 1990, I thought I’d show you a video about his number one guitar, called Number One!
I don’t want to bore you with any technical aspects of one of the worlds most recognizable Fender Stratocasters, so I won’t.
Stevie Ray Vaughn affectionately called his signature guitar First Wife. It was known to most of us simply as Number One. There are tons of neat history lessons to be heard of about his baby and the other lucky ones in his collection of guitars! Hell, the boys and girls @ Fender Guitars made a replica of Number One!
The video below is the first encounter that the technicians at Fender Guitar had with this very, very important piece of Rock and Roll History! It just sends shivers up and down my spine every time I watch it, I hope you get as much out of it as I do.
“Number One”- Also called “First Wife,” a 1959 Strat body with 1962 neck, received in 1973 in trade of 1963 Strat with Ray Hennig, Heart of Texas Music
I have only written once before about the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn and it brings back some fantastic memories of seeing him live in Chicago! Man, I wish I had a video camera way back then. Has anyone out there seen the man live and what did you think about him?
I hope that the man and his distinctive style lives on forever … as well as his Number One!
Keep on Jammin’ Stevie Ray Vaughn
Some neat related things!
- Fender Miniature Mini Stevie Ray Vaughan Strat
- LM Products Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Guitar Strap
- Fender Custom Shop Pickups Strat Texas Specials (Set Of 3)