“Stag” Lee Shelton– aka Stagger Lee, Stackolee, Stagolee– was a bad, bad guy who socialized with other bad men, among whom, Billy Lyons, he shot and killed. Possibly over a hat. His wickedness, like that of a couple of favored others, offered the world an extremely memorable new murder ballad. Here, Dix Bruce does without the story and plays crucial variations to display a 2001 Taylor Customized Grand Auditorium, one of 27 instruments provided in the Acoustic Guitar Auction that began May 13, 2021.

This GA Custom has an Engelmann spruce top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides.