Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Tokai Springy Sound Stratocaster

Stevie was photographed holding a maple-neck Tokai on the cover of his debut album Texas Flood, released in 1983. The cover was actually a drawing based on an existing photo, which is publically available online, and the drawing itself does not show the Tokai logo on the headstock. However, the original photo, as shown below, does.

Tokai logo clearly visible in the original photo.
Tokai logo clearly visible in the original photo.

What is presumably the same guitar, was also seen on a photo of Stevie performing live, taken likely sometime after the release of the album. If you happen to know the exact date and place, please leave it in the comments.

Aside from those two photos, and what can be concluded from the, not much is known about the guitar.


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