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best guitar book ANNIVERSARY STRAT: Celebrating 40 Years of the Fender Commemorative Model Stratocaster by Gary Davies
buy a copy of the Anniversary Strat book about Fender Stratocaster guitars and the Custom Shop master builders by Gary Davies

This meticulously produced high quality publication is a passion project conceived, researched, written, typeset, and published in the UK by me. Since April 2019, books from the Limited Edition run of 1,954 copies have shipped to 30 countries all around the world to universal acclaim. I'm also delighted to report that copies of my ANNIVERSARY STRAT book have been installed in the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the University of Oxford Library, the University of Cambridge Library, the Library and Archives of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the Walt Disney Archives in California, and numerous private collections worldwide.


Despite the title being listed by book retailers, the ANNIVERSARY STRAT books are only available direct from me; this is a deliberate policy that I established prior to the date of publication on 23 April 2019, and which I have maintained throughout. Less than 100 books remain as at April 2022, so to order your own personal copy before the book goes out of print please complete the order form below. If you require more details about postage, or alternative shipping or tracking options, please email 


By the way, if you have not already done so, you might want to take a look at some of the guitars and some of the talented past and present Fender people that feature in the 45 chapters of the book.

Many thanks for looking and best wishes,

Gary Davies

Author & Publisher

ANNIVERSARY STRAT is priced at £30 excluding postage and packing, and as stated above the individually numbered, signed First Edition copies are only available from the author. The book is presented in A4 soft cover format, and consists of 340 pages that feature 174 photographs. The First Edition run of 1,954 copies has been printed using high quality 150 gsm paper, which gives the pages a distinctly high quality feel. Each book is numbered in the style of 0001 OF 1954 and personally signed by the author.


To order one of the few remaining brand new copies please complete the form below, and kindly make sure your email address is completed correctly. Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, Credit/Debit Card, or Paypal. An acknowledgement of the order and an electronic invoice will be sent by email, typically within 24 hours of the receipt of your order.


Please pay the electronic invoice within 24 hours of the date of issue, otherwise your book order will expire.

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