Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1960s Gibson Johnny Smith

Stevie used this guitar to record the song Stang’s Swang, from his second album, Couldn’t Stand the Weather (source – Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night: His Final Years). Aside from this, not much is known about the guitar.


Gibson Johhny Smith model was produced from 1981 to 1969. It featured a carved spruce top, carved maple back, ebony bridge and fretboard – with split block inlays. As far as pickups, the model came in two different configurations, either with a single mini-humbucker in the neck position or with an additional humbucker in the bridge. Stevie’s was the second version, with two humbuckers.


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