A Stevie Ray Vaughan stage-played Fender Elite Stratocaster, purchased by Mark Tremonti, goes up for auction

Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Stratocaster
(Image credit: Gotta Have Rock And Roll)

A Fender Elite Stratocaster, which has been played onstage by blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan and owned by metal maestro Mark Tremonti, is set to go up for auction at Gotta Have Rock And Roll.

The bizarre-looking electric guitar, a far cry from the traditional Fender Stratocasters that Vaughan favored throughout his career, is an example of an Elite Strat – a forward-thinking redesign of the six-string that came out in 1983.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.