The Strat in the Attic 2: More Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology

The Strat in the Attic 2: More Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology

by Deke Dickerson

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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!

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ISBN-13: 9781627885560
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Fun, Fun, Fun 12

To Whom It May Concern 16

Freak of Nature 23

The First Australian Stratocaster 28

Rick Gould and the Flying V Prototype 33

The Marc Bolan/Mike Oldfield Telecaster 39

This Guitar Was In The Closet! 43

T.K. Smith and the Thrift Store Duo Jet 52

The Towers of Central New York 55

The Merlin of Midway 63

The $2.98 Danelectro and the $7,500 Danelectro 37

The AJ in the Subway 97

Hell, You Can Have It 102

This Amp Doesn't Make Any Sound 111

The Joy of Bird Watching 114

The Les Paul Auction 119

Robby Krieger's Hallmark Swept-Wing 127

The Baby Murph 137

Parts is Parts 142

Ronnie Lane/Ron Wood Zemaitis Electric Guitar 147

Speedy West's Bigsby 152

It Just Walked in the Door 161

The Lonesome Standel Trail 164

In Defense of a Player's Instrument 130

Ghosts In the Attic 188

R.C. Allen 211

Index 248

About the Author 255

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