Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology

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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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“This marvelous book is a perfect amalgam of precisely the kind of juicy details and vivid descriptions of rare and idiosyncratic instruments that guitar freaks crave and the compelling stories of the people whose lives have become enmeshed with these six- (and four- and eight- and twelve-) string masterpieces. On top of that, it’s a great read. Deke Dickerson’s love for guitars and his genius for finding some of the rarest birds in the musical aviary is matched by his not inconsiderable writing chops. The man knows how to tell a great story.”—Jonathan Kellerman It’s every guitarist’s wildest dream: You go to a garage sale and stumble upon a 1954 Stratocaster that was just pulled out of an attic—and the price tag reads a mere $50.
You peruse the want ads and can’t believe your eyes as you read, “old 1959 Les Paul, $100.”
Your neighbor happens to mention she has a mint Fender Broadcaster that’s been gathering dust under a bed for 50 years and she wants to be rid of it. Here are believe-it-or-not stories of guitarchaeology! Guitar sleuth and music-history detective Deke Dickerson tells true tales of thrilling rare guitar finds that will make all guitarists green with envy—and dream of that next rare discovery.

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Deke Dickerson is a music historian and guitar sleuth who writes for Vintage Guitar, Guitar Player, and The Fretboard Journal. He is the leader of the renowned rockabilly and country band The Ecco-Fonics and lives in suburban Los Angeles. Deke is the co-author of The Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology (Voyageur Press, 2013) and the author of The Strat in the Attic II: More Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology (Voyageur Press, 2014).myspace.com/dekedickerson, www.facebook.com/deke.dickerson, www.youtube.com/results?search_query=deke+dickerson, dekedickerson.tumblr.comDeke Dickerson (Los Angeles, CA) is a music historian who writes for Vintage Guitar, Guitar Player, and The Fretboard Journal. He is the leader of the renowned rockabilly and country band The Ecco-Fonics./www.dekedickerson.com

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