James is probably most well known for playing this guitar. In 1969, James got a call from Fender, telling him they had a guitar that was screaming his name. When he was performing with Elvis, James was a little hesitant to play the Pink Paisley on stage, because he thought that it looked too bright. But Elvis’ “guys” were pushing him to play the guitar on stage so he did and Elvis loved it.
Emmylou Harris would sometimes play one of James’ Telecasters. One of the three Paisley guitars James owned, is displayed in Memphis.