I know this one will fly over the heads of some of our regular visitors…but this feature is all about the LOVE. The story for this one goes like this:
Stevie Ray Vaughn(SRV), not yet a guitar legend, was browsing a pawn shop with the love of his life, his wife Lenora. His gaze fell upon a used 1965 maple-neck Fender Stratocaster with a rosewood fingerboard and original pickups. Now, that may sound like gibberish to those of us with no musical knowledge, but to Stevie…it spelled L-O-V-E; and Lenora knew from the look in his eyes. Money wasn’t exactly free-flowing for the young couple, so the $350.00 price tag seemed a little steep at the time; but alas…LOVE does make a way. Lenora found seven people with $50.00, purchased and gave the guitar to SRV on October 3, 1980…his 26th birthday. That night, while she slept, Stevie wrote this beautifully melodic tune. The song, and the guitar, would be called “Lenny“…short for Lenora of course. He played it for her when she awoke he next morning. His wife would never hear the song played without crying.