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Richard Thompson - 1959 Sunburst Stratocaster
Since Richard Thompson was a founding member of
Fairport Convention, this Stratocaster was his main electric guitar, and was used on 1982's "Shoot Out The Lights" which Rolling Stone magazine rates as one of the best rock albums of
Thompson purchased it in 1971 on London's Denmark Street and replaced the worn out original rosewood fingerboard neck ten years later with an all maple 1955 neck.
The Strat was recently restored by Thompson's long time tech and stage manager Bobby Eichorn.