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Guitar Authentication Books?

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by MrKrabs, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. MrKrabs

    MrKrabs Strat-Talker

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    May 15, 2017
    Texas
    I was wondering if any of ya’ll could reccomend me any books/manuals on authenticating specifically Pre-CBS guitars and other older Fender models. Thanks
     

  2. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Strat-Talker

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    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Duchossoir books (Strat and Tele) and the blackguard book from Nacho. But they all contain minor misinformation. Get an expert to be sure if you want to buy a guitar that is that expensive.
     

  3. MrKrabs

    MrKrabs Strat-Talker

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    Thanks, I will check those out
     

  4. xke38

    xke38 Strat-Talker

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  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Duchossoir is generally seen as The Bible for this sort of thing, but an excellent addition to that is Norman's Rare Guitars, which has A4 sized quality pics of just about every type of "vintage" guitar you might be interested in. It's not cheap, but it's guitar porn at it's finest.
     

  6. bandmaster

    bandmaster Strat-Talk Member

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    Nov 7, 2015
    Next to a Fender amp
    The Duchossoir books are starters not much more, it's for sure not a "bible" for pre-CBS spec. Norman's Rare Guitars is a nice coffee table book, but no details.
    The DVD's Your Old Guitar are very good, as is the website www.guitarhq.com
    For Blackguards there is no better book than Nachos The Blackguard Book. The Japanese books on Tele's and Strat's are a great, the pictures are outstanding and show close details of the different parts.
     

  7. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It would be more helpful if you could tell us what the best books are rather than what the best books are not.
     

  8. Michelotti

    Michelotti Strat-Talker

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    Aug 29, 2015
    England
    I also am a fan of the Japanese picture books (especially ‘The Fender Stratocaster’, ‘Galaxy of Strats’ and ‘The Authority of Stratocaster’).
    Whilst the Japanese text is beyond me, there are no better published pictures of pre-CBS strats.
    I was able to purchase copies via eBay, delivered to U.K. from Japanese booksellers, at reasonable prices (eg ‘The Authority of Stratocaster’ for £21.20 plus postage).
     

  9. bandmaster

    bandmaster Strat-Talk Member

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    Nov 7, 2015
    Next to a Fender amp
    I am sorry that I didn't agree with your choice of books, but to "authenticate" pre CBS Fenders one need more than just pictures of guitars. You need detailed shots and descriptions. I would love to have someone publish a book on Stratocasters like Nachos Blackguard Book. This is the best book available, but only on Blackguards Tele's :(
    However, I think I gave the OP some good pointers where to look. Michelotti posted a few nice examples. One of the best Japanese magazine/books that came out in 2014 is the STRATOCASTER 60th Anniversary Special from Player Corporation, came with a nice DVD. Anything from Rittor is great like, Guitar Graphic Vol.6 or Vintage Guitars Vol.9, "Authority of Stratocaster and/ or Telecaster". There are many more do some search on ebay.
     

  10. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Comfy Chair
    I think the answer is, "there is no ONE book." Do what I and many others have done - buy as many books as you can afford, read them many times, and begin to form your own knowledge base. Look for the consistencies in the books - that's a good grounding ;)
     
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