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20 Iconic Guitars

From ‘Lucille’ to ‘Trigger,’ great guitars and the musicians who love them

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When Jimi Hendrix set his Stratocaster on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival, he explained it as an act of love. “You sacrifice the things you love,” he said. “I love my guitar.” The world’s great guitarists undoubtedly love their guitars – Stevie Ray Vaughan went so far as to call his most beloved six-string his “First Wife.” Here are 20 iconic guitars forever linked to the musicians who loved them.

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