Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Guild JF65-12 12-string

Stevie used this guitar on MTV Unplugged filmed on January 30, 1990, to play Rude Mood and Pride and Joy.

This guitar wasn’t actually Stevie’s – he borrowed it from Timothy Duckworth, his friend and personal assistant. Allegedly, Timothy stated somewhere that Stevie’s hands were so strong that he accidentally cracked the neck.

Stevie playing a Guild JF6512 12-string at MTV Unplugged
Stevie playing a Guild JF6512 12-string at MTV Unplugged

The guitar is among Guild’s top-of-the-line models. It features a spruce top and sides, maple back, an abalone rosette, and ebony fretboard mother of pearl blocks with triangle-shaped abalone insets.


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