What: Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s vintage Stratocasters featured in special exhibit, Texas Music Roadtrip.
Where: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
When: Public Opening March 17th 9am – 6pm
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum will debut its 28th Special Exhibition, Texas Music Roadtrip, at SXSW.
The prize exhibits are the guitars Jimmie Vaughan and younger brother Stevie Ray played on the historic records that did so much to establish the contemporary Texas blues sound.
“Mine is the white one that I used on all the Fabulous Thunderbird records and I also made Strange Pleasure with it,” says Jimmie. “It’s a ’63. I customized it a little bit. I put a new neck on it and back then you couldn’t get pickups so you had to scavenge them.”
“Stevie’s guitar is the one they call Number One. That’s the guitar he played on Texas Flood and all that stuff. He played that one forever.”
Jimmie has kept the guitars in safe keeping and has turned down requests to show them until now.
“I quit taking the white guitar on the road because I was afraid someone would steal it,” says Jimmie. “The Museum came to me and asked if I’d let them use these two guitars for their display. I’d never shown them before although I’ve allowed them to be photographed.”
The exhibit is open from March 17th to October 14th, 2012.
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78711