Archive for the ‘Trigger’ Category

Sunday, May 24th, 2015



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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015



photo:  Andrew Shapter

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Mardh 26, 2015 Whitewater in New Braunfels,Tx-3468

Willie Nelson, on guitar

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Mardh 26, 2015 Whitewater in New Braunfels,Tx-3467

photo: Thanks to Janis Tillerson

Trigger, at the Heartbreaker Banquet Banquet

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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Thank you, Janis Tillerson, for the photo of Trigger, waiting for Willie Nelson, last night at the Banquet at the Heartbreaker Banquet fundraiser at Luck, Texas.

Willie Nelson’s guitar

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

12-30-2014  ACL Austin. TX -10

More great photos from Janis Tillerson.

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Saturday, December 27th, 2014


photos: Keith Spera

Willie Nelson’s Magic Guitar

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Sun Magazine
Country music’s megastar Willie Nelson is beloved by fans for both his unique musical sounds and his action-packed movies, but much of his energy and excitement on stage comes from the magical power of his golden-toned guitar.

So says noted Chicago area psychic Joseph DeLouise who explains Nelson’s guitar is a tremendous reservoir of creativity because of the autographs of all the country music greats who have signed the instrument.

It’s those high energy signatures, as much as Nelson’s innate talent, that give the star much of his magnetism.

This metaphysical instrument, named Trigger, Jr., is an acoustic Martin N-20 Classic made of rosewood, spruce and ebony which retailed for $475 when the performer purchased it back in 1969.

The star remarks that Trigger Jr. wasn’t his first guitar.  “The Baldwin company gave me a guitar with a pickup on it,” relates Nelson.  A pickup is a device to electrically amplify the instrument.

“I dropped the Baldwin one day and busted it.  So I had the Baldwin pickup put in this Martin Classic.”  The tone knocked me out when I first heart it.

“I’ve tried putting other Baldwin pickups in Martins, but I can’t get an equal sound,” he explains.

According to Nelson, Leon Russell told him having somebody sign your guitar was a good insurance policy.

“I had Leon sign it, and as I traveled around, I got everyone else I worked with to autograph it,” the singer smiles.

Nelson says he has so many names on the instrument now he can’t even remember everybody who has signed it.  The all star crew includes such big guns as Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Rita Coolidge.  DeLouise explains that the signatures contain the energy of the stars they belong to, and this energy is transmitted to Nelson everytime he picks up his instrument.

“Nelson is a metaphysial genius,” says DeLouise. “By having fellow performers sign the guitar, Nelson taps into their greatness.  Their talent and their energy becomes part of Nelson’s talent and energy.

DeLousie claims Trigger, Jr., is so powerful that if you placed the guitar in a museum, people walking by it would feel the energy.

“There is no way Willie can have a bad day or perform an off concert when he uses that guitar,” states DeLouise.  “All he has to do is run his fingers over some of those names.”

According to DeLouise, most successful people use a metaphysical technique similar to this one to help achieve their goals.

It’s the same idea as trying to touch somebody who is famous or wanting a photograph of somebody great.  By having that part of the person whom you admire in your possession, some of that person’s magic rubs off on you.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014


Willie Nelson tells how he met Trigger

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Taking care of Trigger

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


Willie Nelson and Family

Friday, November 14th, 2014



Saturday, October 4th, 2014


Willie Nelson’s Trigger

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Another amazing video by Andrew Shapter and his team.