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Keith Richards Owned, Played and Signed 1979 Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar.

A Fender Stratocaster that's been personally owned and played by Rolling Stone's lead guitarist Keith Richards. The guitar bears a beautiful sunburst finish, marked "Made in USA"; the guitar's serial number of the guitar is "S 986297", dating to 1979.

This is arguably one of the most sought-after guitars in the world that would be a highlight in any high-end music memorabilia collection. Any guitars that have been owned and played by Keith Richards are extremely rare and very seldom appear for sale.

The Stratocaster is one of Richards' favorite guitars and something he's used during his whole career with The Rolling Stones and during his solo works. There are countless images of Dylan playing a Stratocaster guitar with the same finish as this guitar. The guitar is accompanied by a Fender guitar case.

The pickguard is signed in full name by Keith Richards, making the guitar a truly unique piece as it's owned, played, and signed by Richards. Please note that the pickguard has been signed during a later stage in Richards's career. The original white pick guard that belonged to the guitar is accompanied with the guitar. Meaning that the buyer can easily switch the pickguard if that's desirable.

Accompanied by a Letter of Provenance from César Diaz, who worked with Keith Richards as his guitar technician. Diaz is also known to have worked with high-profile guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. He also toured with Dylan in the early 1990s. The letter in full: "The Fender Stratocaster, serial #S986297, 1979, was previously owned by Keith Richards. Keith played this guitar in his studio and on stage. Beautiful finish and good condition, all original. I attest that the guitar is authentic and that it belonged to Keith. Also accompanied is a Letter of Provenance from the man who bought the guitar from Diaz, confirming that the sale took place in 1990, the same year as the letter from Diaz was written. Also accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA regarding the signed pickguard and a Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
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