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Strat in the Attic : Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology (Hardcover) (Deke Dickerson)

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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.

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. A golden Fender Stratocaster hidden away in an attic for 30 years. A sunburst Gibson Les Paul worth $100,000. Jimi Hendrix?s Strat burned by the guitarist during a concert?and then mysteriously lost for decades. The mint Fender Broadcaster forgotten under a bed in a neighbor?s house. The 1960s Rickenbacker bought for $50 at a garage sale!
These days, classic vintage guitars can bring Ferrari and Porsche prices. Baby boomers who wish they?d been rock ?n? roll stars have shot the market into the stratosphere for classic models. As with automobiles, finding that classic guitar stashed away beneath a bed, in a closet, hidden away in an attic, or in the dusty corner of a guitar shop is the Holy Grail.

Number of Pages: 255.0
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Genres + Styles / Rock, Musical Instruments / Guitar, Genres + Styles / Country + Bluegrass
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Author: Deke Dickerson
Language: English
Street Date: June 10, 2013
TCIN: 14547266
UPC: 9780760343852
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0050

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