Fender ‘Arc Angel’ Purple Sparkle Stratocaster – Custom Made & Owned By Doyle Bramhall

Fender ‘Arc Angel’ Purple Sparkle Stratocaster – Custom Made & Owned By Doyle Bramhall


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 Here's an iconic guitar owned by iconic guitarist Doyle Bramhall II. This is his Purple Sparkle Stratocaster Custom made for Doyle while in the Arc Angels in 1992, autographed personally by Doyle in our shop (see photos). Used for recording and touring from 1992-2019. See Concert Photos.

Arc Angels was a Blues rock band formed in Austin, Texas in the early 1990s. The band was composed of guitarist and singers Doyle Bramhall II and Charlie Sexton along with the two living members of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble: drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon. The 'Arc' in the band's name came from the Austin Rehearsal Complex where the band first started jamming.

About Doyle Bramhall II:

"Bramhall is one of the few guitarists who plays with his instrument strung upside-down.[20][21] He plays left-handed, but the instrument is strung upside-down with the high E on the top. This unusual arrangement of the strings gives his playing a unique sound, because he bends the strings by pulling them downwards rather than upwards, the customary approach. Others who have bent strings in this direction include Elizabeth CottonAlbert KingEric GalesOtis RushBarbara LynnCoco MontoyaEdgard Scandurra, king of surf guitar Dick Dale, and the late blues guitarist Jeff Healey, who played with his instrument flat on his lap for stability and increased string flexibility."

"Bramhall was born in Texas and lived half of his life in Northern California. His father, Doyle Bramhall, Sr., played drums for the legendary bluesmen Lightnin' Hopkins and Freddie King and was a lifelong collaborator with his childhood friends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan. When Bramhall was 18, he toured with Jimmie Vaughan's band, the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Two years later he co-founded the blues rock band Arc Angels with fellow Austinite Charlie Sexton and members from Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm section, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. In 1996, he released his first solo album, Doyle Bramhall II. Following the 1999 release of Jellycream, Bramhall's second album and first for RCA, he received phone calls from both Roger Waters and Eric Clapton.[3] Bramhall joined Waters on his In the Flesh tour, playing guitar and providing background and lead vocals. His performances were recorded on the subsequent live album and DVD, In the Flesh – Live. Bramhall also played guitar on Clapton's Riding With the King, a collaboration with B.B. King. The album included versions of Clapton's and King's songs, and covers of blues songs—including two Bramhall-penned tracks originally from Jellycream."

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival Chicago 2007
Arc Angels on David Letterman 1992
Specifications :
Serial # V057980
Weight : 7.7 lbs
Nut Width : 1.70"
Neck Profile : 60's C