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Lenny stevie ray vaughn

This emotive addition to the Custom Shop Tribute Series is an intricate reproduction of Lenny down to the smallest of details from the customized neck that was a gift from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, the reflective SRV stickers on the body, the battered headstock to the autograph that Stevie himself etched into the neck plate—even an autograph from legendary baseball great, Mickey Mantle.

The original Lenny guitar is a universally recognizable Fender Stratocaster, best known for its uniquely bright and powerful tone and known as one of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s favorite instruments throughout his entire career. The guitar itself has an almost mystical heritage that can be traced back to the very beginning of Vaughan’s rise to stardom.

Lenny’s body is similarly storied; its most notable feature is a batwing-shaped inlay believed to be from a 1910 mandolin pickguard and reproduced in exact detail for the replica. The original sunburst finish was removed by heavy sanding, giving
Lenny a much more rounded, smoother and softer contoured body than any Strat before or since. Subsequently refinished, the original sunburst finish still peeks through the clear mahogany lacquer.
It’s easy to imagine Vaughan pulling into a truck stop and adding the SRV stickers to the shrunken, warped and cracked pickguard. The Custom Shop has recreated that ensemble with remarkable authenticity. The pickguard hides yet more
treasures—a humbucking pickup cavity, unusually routed in the middle position, and a haphazardly wired control pot assembly with tone pots mounted in reverse. Re-creating the non-original bridge and strap-lock hardware is further evidence of the fastidious attention to detail. Ultimately, however, it’s all about Vaughan’s music, and he summed Lenny up best when he said, “It’s always meant a lot to me. And I love what it sounds like.”

Stevie Ray Vaughan was just a struggling young guitarist in Austin, Texas, in 1980, when his wife, Lenora ‘Lenny’ Vaughan, gave him a used Stratocaster that had recently caught his eye in a local pawnshop. It was a 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar with the original pickups that, from the look of it, had seen better days. Although it began life as a three-color sunburst model, it had obviously been refinished (none too expertly) at some point, and now it had a dark natural finish bearing an elaborate inlay in the body behind the bridge. Nonetheless, there was something about it that clearly and immediately resonated deeply with Vaughan.

As Vaughan himself said during an interview published in the Feb. 1990 issue of Guitar Player magazine:

It’s called Lenny. I found it at a pawnshop and didn’t have the money to buy it, and my wife and several other friends of mine put a pool together and bought the guitar. It’s always meant a lot to me. And I love what it sounds like. “Riviera Paradise” and “Lenny” (Texas Flood) are both played on the same guitar, and for some reason that guitar works for songs like that more than anything else. [Guitar Player, Feb. 1990]

Seven friends with $50 each pooled their money to buy the Stratocaster and gave it to Vaughan on his birthday during a celebration at a local Austin nightclub. He was thrilled. He took the guitar home and, sometime that night, as Lenora slept, wrote a new song on it. In the morning, Lenora Vaughan remembers, “He was sitting on the edge of the bed with the guitar and said, ‘Listen to this.'” He played her the song he had written that night, “Lenny.” The song later became one of Vaughan’s most well-known instrumental pieces, and he continued to perform it exclusively on the Lenny guitar. Throughout the remainder of his career, the Lenny guitar traveled with Vaughan almost everywhere he went, and it was later autographed by baseball great Mickey Mantle during a chance meeting in Houston. On April 10, 1985, Vaughan had just performed the National Anthem at the season’s opening game for the Houston Astros where Mantle was also in attendance as a guest of honor. Without a baseball or bat nearby, Stevie offered up his beloved guitar to be touched with the magic of the American sporting legend.

 

Features

  • SRV-sanded, contoured body
  • Billy Gibbons-customized neck
  • Reflective SRV stickers
  • 1900s-style mandolin body inlay
  • Mickey Mantle autograph
  • “Stevie Ray Vaughan 80” etched by SRV onto neck plate
  • Meticulously replicated wear and tear—
  • stratches, nicks, dings, and paint wear
  • Cigarette body burns recreated using SRV’s cigarette brand
  • Reverse-mounted tone pots
  • SRV’s non-original bridge and non-standard strap buttons
  • Recreation of cracked headstock end and worn-in string winder impressions

Stevie ray vaughn voodoo child

“Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)”

Well, I stand up next to a mountain
aWell, I stand up next to a mountain,
Chop it down with the edge of my hand.
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island,
Might even raise just a little sand.
‘Cause I’m a voodoo chile,
Lord knows I’m a voodoo chile, baby.

I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time,
I’ll give it right back to you one of these days.
I said I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time,
I’ll give it right back one of these days.
And if I don’t meet you no more in this world
Then I’ll, I’ll meet you in the next one and don’t be late, don’t be late.
‘Cause I’m a voodoo chile, voodoo chile,
Lord knows I’m a voodoo chile, hey hey hey.
I’m a voodoo chile, baby.

Stevie ray vaughn gear

Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the world’s most influential blues guitarists. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. We want to see the guitar gear rig and equipment behind the man.

After some research, we’ve compiled a list of some of the gear and equipment that was reportedly in Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rig. Much of the gear models is still availble on the open market.

Let’s look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar rig.

Stevie ray vaughn strat

  • Pre-Packaged Accessories Include Everything You’ll Need
  • Includes Squier’s Popular Affinity Series Strat
  • White Pickguard, Maple Neck and Rosewood Fretboard
  • Fender Frontman 10G Amplifier Included
  • Additional Accessories Include: Tuner, Gig Bag, Cable, Strap, Picks, and DVD!

There’s no easier and more affordable way to get started on electric guitar than this value-filled Squier set. Opening this box opens a whole new musical future for you, with a great-sounding, cool-looking and easy-playing Affinity Series Strat guitar, a compact 10-watt Fender Frontman 10G amp to plug it into and all the accessories you need, including an electronic tuner, instructional DVD, gig bag, cable, strap and picks.

Squier’s Affinity Series Strat in Black features three singing, sparkling single-coil pickups on a classic single-ply white pickguard, rock-solid bolt-on maple neck with rosewood Fingerboard, skirted white control knobs and a sharp new gold-and-black Squier headstock logo. Fender Frontman 10G amp features custom-voiced built-in overdrive for natural grit and adjustable gain control that rocks guitar tones from tube-emulated overdrive to full-strength ultra-saturated distortion (perfect for blues, metal and the famous Fender clean tone), along with volume, treble and bass controls, 6″ Special Design speaker, closed-back design for heavier bass response, auxiliary input and headphone jack, and classic black panel/skirted knob/silver grille cloth looks.

You get the guitar, amp, accessories and instruction all at once, and more than ever it’s everything you need to Stop Dreaming, Start Playing!

Stevie ray vaughn lenny

  • Dreadnought-cutaway model
  • Quilted maple top
  • Laminated mahogany back
  • Includes Fender FTE-3TN preamp with tuner
  • D’Addario EXP-26 Phosphor Bronze Strings

The T-Bucket 300 CE is a dreadnought-cutaway model with a laminated quilt maple or flame maple top, laminated mahogany back and sides, a gorgeous series of gloss polyurethane finishes, ivory neck and body binding, a Vince Ray “F” inlay and pinstriping motif at the 12th fret and an inlaid pinstriping motif on the headstock and rosette. Other features include scalloped bracing, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard and a rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, a Fender FTE-3TN preamp with tuner and die-cast chrome tuners. Pick up, plug in and rock the house!

Stevie ray vaughn guitar

This guitar tab book gives you 25 tunes from legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Including “Pride and Joy,” “Voodoo Chile,” “Superstition,” and more.

Features

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar tab for these SRV favorites:
  • Ain’t Gone ‘n’ Give Up On Love
  • Change It
  • Cold Shot
  • Come On Part 3
  • Couldn’t Stand The Weather
  • Dirty Pool
  • Gone Home
  • Honey Bee
  • I’m Cryin’
  • I’m Leavin’ You (Commit A Crime)
  • Life Without You
  • Look At Little Sister
  • Lookin’ Out The Window
  • Love Struck Baby
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Pipeline
  • Pride And Joy
  • Say What
  • Scuttle Buttin’
  • Stang’s Swang
  • Superstition
  • Texas Flood
  • Voodoo Chile
  • Willie The Wimp

Stevie ray vaughn youtube

Hal Leonard and Fender announce a new collaboration: a special Fender edition of songbooks which include a convenient G-DEC 3-friendly SD memory card. Among the initial offerings in the series is this Fender G-Dec Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar Play-Along Songbook/SD Card set. This book/SD Card set lets you play your favorite SRV songs just like he did, simply by plugging into your Fender G-DEC 3 and playing along with the sound-alike recordings and using the included tone presets.

The Hal Leonard Guitar Play-Along® Series will assist players in learning to play their favorite songs quickly and easily. Tablature, notation, and lyrics are included, and the CD-quality sound-alike backing tracks are great for playing over. The included play-along tracks can be accessed easily by inserting the SD card into the G-DEC 3 amp’s card slot (or a computer). In addition, custom G-DEC 3 tone presets are included so guitarists can easily get the right guitar tones and effects for each song. For example, dialing up Vaughan’s “The Sky Is Crying” produces not only a great sound-alike backing track, but the right tone and effects needed to duplicate the original sound on the record.

Fender G-DEC 3 amps are already the ultimate lesson and practice amps. Now teachers and students alike can easily play along with great sounding backing tracks, appropriate tone presets, and follow tablature and notation for songs that they want to learn. Simply bring the card to the lesson, plug it into the teacher’s G-DEC 3 amp, and start jamming and learning! Students and teachers who use G-DEC 3 amplifiers will find their lesson experience greatly enhanced by these convenient tools.

The Fender G-Dec Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar Play-Along Songbook/SD Card set includes these Stevie Ray Vaughan classics: Couldn’t Stand The WeatherEmpty ArmsLennyLittle WingLook At Little SisterLove Struck BabyThe Sky Is CryingTightrope

Features

  • Includes a songbook and SD Card with all backing tracks and G-DEC 3 tone presets to sound just like the originals
  • Compatible with Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty and G-DEC 3 Fifteen amplifiers, or card reader on computer
  • Full-fidelity demo and play-along audio tracks (.wav format)
  • G-DEC 3 tone presets are included so guitarists can create the right tones and effects for each song in the book