The obituary yesterday on blues guitarist Albert Collins misstated the day of his death. He died Nov. 24. (Published 11/27/93)

Albert Collins, 61, a Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist who was known as "the master of the Telecaster," a kind of guitar, died of cancer Nov. 25 at his home in Las Vegas.

Mr. Collins, who was a vocalist as well as a guitarist, was one of the first blues stars to appeal to a rock-and-roll audience. Musician magazine once called him "the most powerful blues guitarist in the world."

His trademarks were his habit of walking through the audience in mid-solo with a 100-foot guitar cord trailing behind him and his staccato attack on the guitar strings.

Among his biggest hits was "Get Your Business Straight," released in 1972. "Ice Pickin' " (1978) was nominated for a Grammy as were "Frostbite" (1980) and "Frozen Alive!" (1981).

"Don't Lose Your Cool" (1983) won the W.C. Handy Award for best blues album of the year, the premier recognition from the blues community. Another Grammy nomination came in 1986 with "Cold Snap."

Born in Leona, Tex., Mr. Collins began playing in Houston nightclubs in 1952. He recorded his first rhythm and blues instrumental hit, "The Freeze," in 1958, followed by "Frosty" and "Sno-Cone" in 1962. In the 1970s, he played with the Robert Cray Band and other groups.

"Showdown," a 1985 recording Mr. Collins made with Cray and Johnny Copeland -- an all-star guitar showdown -- was awarded a Grammy.

In 1989, Mr. Collins was honored with the W.C. Handy Award as male blues artist of the year and blues instrumentalist of the year. His group, the Icebreakers, also was named the blues band of the year, and "Showdown" was voted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Mr. Collins toured Europe, Australia and Japan, as well as the United States.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn.