Beautiful Cars

What is a website on cool stuff without a page of cool cars. Nothing I tell ya… So check out these beauties…

Breathtaking Babes

Women are the most beautiful beings to inhabit this Earth. These babes just proves my point…

Cool Motorcycles

What is it about motorcycles that have always intrigued me? Is it the guttural growl when you rev that throttle? The beautiful, smooth curves of the machine? Or is it just having a 1000cc, 160HP monster tucked between your legs?

Gorgeous Guitars

“Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded.” Whatever you say Jimi, in the meantime, check out some of the coolest axes around.

Other Cool Stuff

Ok, you got me. Here’s a list of other cool stuff that cannot really be categorized under the other tabs… What better way than to name the category “Other Cool Stuff”. Ah, what creativity…

Home » Fender Guitars, Gorgeous Guitars

Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender “Lenny” Stratocaster

Submitted by on Tuesday, 8 January 2008No Comment

This was one of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s favourite guitars and one which he had with him wherever he went. And with good reason too… This guitar was a present given to him by his wife Lenora “Lenny” Vaughan on his 26th birthday, when he wasn’t a superstar yet.

(Pictures taken from Fender)

Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Lenny Strat with Case

Stevie spied upon the used Fender Stratocaster in a Texas pawnshop and immediately fell in love with it. Unfortunately, during those early years of pre-mega stardom, did not have the means to buy it. It cost $350.

The guitar was a 1965 maple neck Fender Stratocaster with a rosewood fingerboard that still had the original pick ups on it. Although it used to be a 3-colour sunburst, it was obvious it hadn’t been refinished expertly at some point and it now had a dark natural finish bearing an elaborately arty inlay behind the bridge.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Lenny Strat Bridge Inlay

Lenora devised a plan to get that guitar for him. She went out to find 7 people with $50 so that they could pool their money together. They presented the guitar to Stevie and he was absolutely thrilled. When he took the guitar home that night, he wrote a song for her while she slept and played it to her the next morning. “Lenny” was thus born.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Lenny Strat with Etched SRV

Now, in a historic collaboration among Fender Guitar Centre and the Stevie Ray Vaughan estate, the famous Stevie Ray Vaughan “Lenny” Stratocaster guitar has been commissioned by Guitar Centre for reproduction as a limited edition by the Fender Custom Shop. The original “Lenny” will be reproduced in a limited quantity, with 185 guitars offered for sale in the United States, available exclusively through Guitar Centre.

Guitar Centre purchased the original guitar for $623,500 at a 2004 Christie’s auction.

Have a look at more pictures and the complete story of this beautiful guitar at the official Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender “Lenny” Stratocaster page.

<Look at some other cool stuff at 33 Rebels>

Play this guitar? Or just have something to say about it? Let other readers know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Comments are closed.