TOP 10 MOST LEGENDARY GUITARS
Some guitarists have played hundreds of different instruments in their career. However, all have one thing in common: a love for a special guitar. These are the top 10 legendary guitars.
10. BB King’s “Lucille”
During a night in the 1950s, BB King performed in a dance hall in Twits, Arkansas. A giant fire broke out. Once BB King was outside, he realized that he had left his beloved guitar. He did not think of a moment and quickly walked into the burning building to save his Gibson from the fire.
9. Keith Richards’ “Micawber”
Keith Richards replied to the question why his guitar is wearing this strange name: “There’s no specific reason why I’ve called this guitar, except that it’s a strange name. If I’m talking about Micawber, everyone knows what I’m meant. “
8. George Harrison’s “Lucy”
In the 1970s, this legendary guitar from Harrison was stolen and came in the hands of a Mexican musician who bought Lucy in a California music store for his retreat to his native country. Thus Harrison was able to buy back his beloved guitar. The guitar remained in its possession until 2001.
7. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny”
In 1980, Stevie Ray Vaughan found this Fender Stratocaster in 1965 in a home in Austin, Texas, and immediately fell in love with the vintage instrument. Unfortunately, at the moment he did not have $ 350 to buy him. His wife Lenora “Lenny” Vaughan bought him for the 26th anniversary of Double Trouble’s frontman.
6. Willie Nelson’s “Trigger”
1969 was the year in which Willie Nelson sent one of his guitars to a workshop in Nashville. The owner told him he could not fix him, but he had a Martin on offer which Willie might have given. Nelson bought this guitar for $ 750 over the phone without having ever seen him. When the guitar was delivered to Willie Nelson, he called him “Trigger”, to Roy Rodgers loyal horse.
5. Neil Young’s “Old Black”
Neil Young owns this Gibson Les Paul from 1953 since he acquired him from Jim Messina in 1969. He claimed that this guitar was a demonic instrument.
4. Billy Gibbons’ “Miss Pearly Gates”
This ZZ Top guitarist is known for his long beard and is even bigger guitar collection. The guitar – which always has a special place in his heart – is a 1959 Les Paul.
3. Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstrat”
Musicians have long been discussing whether a Fender or Gibson has the name ‘Best Guitar in the World’. Van Halen’s frontman – Eddie Van Halen – has both simply combined in his legendary Frankenstrat guitar.
2. Hendrix’s “Woodstock” Stratocaster
Hendrix is known to always “offer” his guitars. Fortunately, the 1968 Stratocaster, which he used to use in his famous performance “Star-Spangled Banner” in Woodstock, saved this fierce fate.
1. Eric Clapton’s “Blackie”
In 1970, Clapton bought six old guitars in Nashville for $ 100 $ each. When he went to England, he donated three guitars to collegocks George Harrison, Pete Townshend, and Steve Winwood and held the rest for himself. Clapton decided to experiment and tried to build a “Super-Strat” from the best parts of vintage guitars. The result was his legendary “Blackie” Stratocaster.