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The Most Famous Guitars of All Time


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Some guitars are just as popular as the people who play them. Some of the greatest guitarists in history played guitars that are forever associated with their careers in the music industry. There are several examples of musicians who are connected to a particular instrument.

This blog post will feature some of the most iconic guitars of all time.


Jimmy Hendrix’s Stratocaster

Out of all the guitars associated with Jimmy Hendrix, the famous Fender Stratocaster is the most popular.Hendrix’s favorite Strat is now known as the Monterey Strat that he painted himself for the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.

Ever since he set the guitar on fire at the end of his set, it became a staple in the history of rock and a legendary instrument. A series of replicas was later issued.


Willie Nelson’s Trigger

Willie Nelson has been playing a Martin N-20 nylon-string acoustic guitar for more than 40 years. He named the guitar “Trigger” after Roy Roger’s horse. The guitar features a classical design with no pick-guard. Moreover, the famous relic is known to have developed a distinctive gaping hole in the body. Nelson sayshe will end his career when Trigger gives up.


BB King’s Gibson 335 – Lucille

BB King’s Gibson 335, also known as “Lucille,” wasn’t exactly his first owned guitar. He found this guitar at a nightclub that caught fire and named it after the woman over whom a fight broke outthat caused the fire. From that day on, several guitars King owned were given the name Lucille. He then bought a 335 model from Gibson in the ‘80s and got a heavily customized version of which is now known as the only Lucille.


Eddie Van Halen’s Frankenstrat

After he played Strats and Les Pauls, Eddie Van realized he wanted something capable of combining the things he loved about both. That’s how his Frankenstrat was born, which was built just as he desired. It was initially painted black before Eddie put stripes of paint on it as his signature style.


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