Rene Martinez

Texas Guitar Whiz Chapter 1: "The Early Years"

Rene Martinez

Texas Guitar Whiz Chapter 2: "Meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan"

Rene Martinez

Texas Guitar Whiz Chapter 3: "Becoming a Roadie"

Rene Martinez

Texas Guitar Whiz Chapter 4: "Memories of Stevie Ray Vaughan"


PART 2: SETTING UP STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN’S STRATOCASTER

In the last episode, I talked about the time in the 80s when I was working as the repairman at Charley’s Guitar Shop in my home town of Dallas, Texas. One special day, Stevie Ray Vaughan came into town to play at a local bar and Charley Wirz, the shop’s owner, suggested we should go down and check him out.

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RENÉ MARTINEZ: TEXAS GUITAR WHIZ

René Martinez is perhaps the most famous guitar tech in the world - known for working with acts such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, and countless others. In this first in a series of articles by René, we learn about his early affinity for music, journey from painting cars to repairing guitars, and how he met SRV.

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