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R.I.P. SRV

Since today is the 20th anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan‘s untimely death on Aug. 27, 1990, let’s throw on some Stevie.

Here’s Texas Flood track “Tell Me,” a song Vaughan used his yellow ’64 Strat on.

“It was owned by the lead guitar player for Vanilla Fudge, who trashed it by putting four humbuckers in it,” Vaughan said in this September 1983 Guitar World article. “Charley Wirz (of Charley’s Guitar Shop) gave it to me a couple of years ago, and I had him fix it up and put one stock treble Fender pickup in it. The body rings like a bell because it’s practically hollow — the middle was cut out for the humbuckers — and the only pan that’s solid is the edge.”

Now, keep on rocking with this SRV and Double Trouble video for “The House is Rockin’.”

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