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Friday

Vintage Fender 1973 Blonde Natural - Friday Strat # 354

Fender Vintage 1973 Natural Blonde Strat


 Oct. 31, 2014
This '73 Blonde Natural Strat is currently listed at Reverb by The Bonfires Vintage a Portland, OR based Reverb 5 Star Preferred Seller (check their reviews).

Seller says this one is all original with no signs of mods or repairs. Neck is straight, and body finish & condition is remarkable considering the wear spots in the maple fretboard. Yeah, this one's been played! But obviously well cared for and not abused. I'm guessing a re-fret is due, especially if these are original frets as implied. You'll also need to contact seller for details.

OHSC is included and also appears to be in excellent condition. 

Ya gotta dig how closely matched the body tint and pickup cover colors are after 41 years! Seems like this Strat has lived in a studio environment and avoided the bar wars. As owner of a '72 natural Tele Thinline with extensive playing out history I can speak to some severe contrasts! As always, click the above pics for close-ups!

Anyway a lovely Friday feature for your consideration this week!


 


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Wednesday

Fender American Vintage '62 Jaguar RI

Fender American Vintage '62 Thin Skin Jaguar Limited



Currently listed at reverb.com
 Oct 29, 2014
Could be our first Jaguar feature, although I've profiled a few Jazzmasters, so why not a Jag?

Plus this particular Jag has some mojo going on with it. Besides the fact that it's currently for sale by a personal friend whom I'll vouch for as not a total scumbag- my friends are important that way - this is also the very same Jag in the video above. Yep, a Wildwood procurement with the blessings and laying on of hands by renowned guitar shaman, Greg Koch!

Ser # LE00682 was produced in 2008. It sports a thin skin Nitro finish in Burgundy Mist (originally a '59 Oldsmobile '98 finish option). Note the headstock face also bears the mist. The 9.5" radius neck is a "C" profile with 6105 frets. The traditional J-style trem is a floater with a locking button. And you better believe this guitar was set up and dialed in right for Greg to demo.

Otherwise, this Jag is in "Excellent" (near mint) condition with COA, case candy, hang tags and OHSC in brown tolex.

Currently, you can examine the full listing, description, specs & more pics at Reverb.com







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Monday

The Strat In The Attic 2 - Book Sequel Release Nov. 1, 2014

Oct. 27, 2014
"Guitarchaeologist" Deke Dickerson's follow-up to The Strat In The Attic hits the streets Nov. 1.

More fun &  crazy stories about rare guitar finds.

From the press release:

"More astounding stories of rare guitar finds and the music legends who owned them.

Do you dream of finding a 1954 Stratocaster or 1952 Gibson Les Paul online, at a garage sale, or in the local penny saver? How about virtually rubbing elbows with one of your favorite rock legends? Following up his first-of-its-kind The Strat in the Attic, musician, journalist, and "guitarchaeologist" Deke Dickerson shares the stories behind dozens of more astounding finds including:

A rarer-than-hens-teeth 1966 Hallmark Swept-Wing that originally belonged to Robbie Krieger of the Doors, stashed away in an attic in Alaska for forty years!

A crazy-valuable 1958 Gibson Flying V belonging to a Chicago bluesman--who, it turns out, also happens to have an equally rare 1958 Gibson Explorer!

An out-of-the-blue, a "to whom it may concern" email leads the author to a trailer park in Salem, Oregon, where one of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys' original 1940's Epiphone Emperor archtops is waiting to be purchased for a song!

Luthier R.C. Allen relates the tales of buying Nat "King" Cole Trio guitarist Oscar Moore's Stromberg Master 400 archtop and of being gifted a 1953 Standel amp from Merle Travis!

Buddy Merrill, the amazingly talented guitarist from the Lawrence Welk show, gives his 1970 Micro-Frets Huntington to the author, but only if he "promises to PRACTICE."

Photos of the guitars and other exciting memorabilia round out a package that no vintage-guitar aficionado will want to be without!

'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

Click Here for both editions at Amazon.



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