Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Gibson ES-150 Charlie Christian

According to the book Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie used this guitar to record the song Boot Hill, from the 1991 posthumous album The Sky Is Crying.


This is an electric-Spanish model from Gibson, made popular by Charlie Christian who bought his in 1936. It features a fully hollow body, with an arched solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides, and a mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. It also has a single bar-style pickup in the neck position, which over the years became known as the “Charlie Christion pickup“.


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