It’s a shame my guitar budget couldn’t stretch to match the final sale price of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Jimbo’ No-caster guitar which was sold at auction recently for $250,000!
This was Stevie’s first professional guitar which he received from his brother Jimmie to stop him from ‘borrowing’ his other guitars (without his permission). This 1951 Fender No-caster (sometimes referred to as a Broadcaster) was Stevie’s main guitar from about 1966 to 1971 and was used on his first studio recordings.
It was affectionately known as the ‘Jimbo’ guitar due to his older brother Jimmie carving ‘Jimbo’ in the back of the body. Stevie followed suit and scratched his name on the headstock, just below the tuners.
Stevie eventually parted with this guitar in 1971 when he traded it for a red Epiphone but in interviews always regretted swapping it. ‘Jimbo’ eventually ended up in a Dallas recording studio before it ended up being displayed in various Grammy museums from 2010 to 2015.
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