- Dec 3, 2011
- Louisville, Ky.
Hey Gang, I thought I would try to post here on Tele forum; it's been a long time since I have posted... I need some help , I recently purchased a 2008 Dean "Leslie West Signature" Soltero. Aside from a crack in the neck that will be repaired (shipping is too much for a return for this guitar) the guitar was autographed by Leslie West. The story is , the guy I purchased the guitar from says this via text : "it was signed for a radio show in Florida, the purchased by some rich dude and then was givin to my Uncle as a thank you gift. He then gave it to me about 3 years ago .." If ANYONE can help me find out what radio station interviewed West in Flordia during 2008 > 2020 would be really cool ... West died in Florida Dec. 2020 and resided in that state for at least 10 years? I have researched his signature and to me it looks authentic but I would like to gather more information before I try to go to a company to authenticate his signature. Also, if ANYONE KNOWS OF SUCH A COMPANY , PLEASE LET ME KNOW ... I'm keeping the guitar , not selling it as I really just wanted the guitar but then I saw this signature aptly placed on the guitar. Yes, I know there is a signed 100 count of guitars but he signed them on the back of the headstock , there could have two runs of 100? And yes, there is the "torn and freyed" USA signature model for 5K, so this guitar is a one off if legit... thanks in advance for any replies !!!!