Stevie Ray Vaughan was notoriously hard on his guitars and they took a beating every show. One of his Fender Stratocasters was dubbed “the most battered Strat in rock history.” The guitar featured a 1963 body and a 1962 rosewood curved fingerboard neck.
Vaughan’s guitars were in constant need of repair, which he brought to Charley’s Guitar Shop in Dallas*, Texas. Even though Vaughan was reckless in maintaining his guitars, artists said he could hear every malfunction an instrument would produce.
*I’d do some research on these ‘facts’. Not sure trendsetter is a reliable source-it reads like a cheap rag, the sources are anonymous and they spelled Dallas as Fallas. I corrected it.