The Strat in the Attic

The Strat in the Attic

Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology

Book - 2013
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Guitar sleuth and music-history detective Deke Dickerson tells the true tales behind 48 rare-guitar and amplifier finds that will make any player or collector green with envy. A hoarder's attic stuffed with nearly 600 vintage guitars still in their boxes. A mint 1954 Fender Telecaster tucked under a bed in a family friend's house. Jazz legend Charlie Christian's Gibson ES-250, spotted in a magazine ad. A rare-as-hen's-teeth Shoreline Gold '56 Fender Stratocaster hidden in attic for 30 years! These are just some of the stories to which Dickerson treats readers. These days, baby boomers who wish they'd been rock 'n' roll stars have shot the vintage guitar market into the stratosphere. And just as with classic valuable automobiles, finding that holy grail of a guitar stashed away beneath a bed, in a closet, in the dusty corner of a guitar shop, or up in an attic is something that all guitar aficionados dream of. Here are some of of those stories, related in compelling fashion by the author and illustrated with eimages of the rare finds.



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Guitar sleuth and music-history detective Deke Dickerson tells the true tales of 50 thrilling rare guitar finds that will make guitarists green with envy. These days, classic vintage guitars can bring Ferrari and Porsche prices. As with automobiles, finding that classic guitar stashed away beneath a bed, in a closet, or hidden away in an attic is the Holy Grail.



Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780760343852
0760343853
Branch Call Number: 787.8719 DICKE
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index

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