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.
"Bramhall is one of the few guitarists who plays with his instrument strung upside-down. 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 Cotton, Albert King, Eric Gales, Otis Rush, Barbara Lynn, Coco Montoya, Edgard 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."