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Heart Of Texas Music Store To Relocate In South Austin

If you've ever hung out at Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music on South Lamar, you may have heard this story before: In 1974, Chris Geppert, who later won five Grammys as Christopher Cross, showed up and traded in a beat-up Stratocaster. The next day, Stevie Ray Vaughan stopped by and took a shine to it.

"Damn, Stevie, that's the biggest piece of s*** I've ever traded for," Hennig recalls telling Vaughan. The guitarist told him it had the feel he was searching for and took it home on loan. In time, that "piece of s***" became one of music's most iconic guitars: Vaughan's legendary "Number One." Hennig recounted the tale a couple weeks ago when he explained why he was having a moving sale.

"They're putting condos in," the elderly go-to guitar tech explained. "It's no big deal for us. After 50 years, customers will look me up."

Read more at The Austin Chronicle.

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I know it sounds cliche or overplayed but i'm a young man and i never got the chance to see him, but i more than love that mans music. R.I.P. Stevie

I have come into a very nice piece of memorabilia that I am looking to find out its value if someone could tell me where I can find out its value and post it for sell. I have a Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble "Couldn't Stand The Weather" signed by Stevie Ray Vaughan Gold album limited edition and it is also numbered. I also have a picture of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Robert Cray, I would like to find is value and post it for sell as well. You can respond to my e-mail auntboo94@yahoo.com if you have any information for me please.