The Raitt Stuff

BONNIE RAITT’S WICKED SLIDE licks, soulful voice, awesome respect and command of the blues idiom, and nose for a great song have served her well for decades, and have helped her become a true guitar icon.
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BONNIE RAITT’S WICKED SLIDE licks, soulful voice, awesome respect and command of the blues idiom, and nose for a great song have served her well for decades, and have helped her become a true guitar icon. Here is a high-cost/lowcost comparison that represents some of the gear in Raitt’s gig bag when she last appeared on our cover in July 1998. (All prices are street.)

POSH
GUITARS

Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster NOS Korina Masterbuilt ($6,200); Guild F-50 ($2,099)

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AMP

Fender Hot Rod Pro Junior III ($399); Vox Custom AC30C2X ($1,499)

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EFFECTS

Boss CS-3 Compressor ($89), Boss CH-1 Super Chorus ($89)

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STRINGS

GHS ($3.94)

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TOTAL

$10,378.94

POOR
GUITARS

Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster ’60s ($349); Guild GAD-30 ($729)

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AMP

Fender Vibro Champ XD ($199); Vox AC30VR ($549)

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EFFECTS

Danelectro DJ-9 compressor ($29); ModTone Aqua Chorus ($60)

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STRINGS

Same ($3.94)

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TOTAL

$1,918.94

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