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Gary Davies - My Books

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I've written various books over the years; the vast majority being business, management, or marketing-related publications. After five years of research, travel and writing, my highly acclaimed book ANNIVERSARY STRAT:Celebrating 40 Years of the Fender Commemorative Model Stratocaster was published on 23 April 2019. ANNIVERSARY STRAT is a major departure for me, as the subject matter focuses on Fender's Stratocaster Anniversary Model electric guitars, and the talented past and present master guitar builders who work (or have worked) in the Fender Custom Shop in Corona, California.

Researching, writing, typesetting, and publishing the 340-page large format ANNIVERSARY STRAT book that incorporates 45 chapters and 174 photos was a passion project. Consequently, I'm delighted to report that two years after it was published ANNIVERSARY STRAT had shipped to a bunch of extremely satisfied readers located in thirty countries all around the world. By the Spring of 2023, there were less than 100 books remaining from the original limited edition run of 1,954 copies. Consequently, my ANNIVERSARY STRAT book will soon be out of print and there will not be a reprint.


Take a look below at the video extract of my interview with Lars Mullen from Britain's Rare Guitars and some random pages extracted from throughout the book. More information about the highly acclaimed publication and an Order Form can be found on the BUY MY ANNIVERSARY STRAT BOOK page and you can download an extract of the book by clicking here.

More recently, I wrote and published my latest book VIOLINMASTER: My Story at the end of 2022, which tells the fascinating tale of the conception and creation of the Fender Violinmaster guitar, meticulously and lovingly master built by Fender Custom Shop principal master builder Yuriy Shishkov. However, for various reasons that particular select limited edition publication was not made available for sale on the open market.

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