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R.I.P André Duchossoir

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Major Gruber, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Major Gruber

    Major Gruber Tele-Afflicted

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    Mr André Duchossoir passed away November 17th 2020. He was a worldwide expert and collector of the first generation. Many can say much more than me about him. I contacted him some times to ask advices about vintage player Tellies I was restoring and he always answered very rigorously. A huge sum of knowledge about american instruments history is gone.Hopefully he has writen a lot. Rest In Peace Mr Duchossoir and much respect to you.
     
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    Aw heck - his was one of the first books I bought to inform myself about fretted things.
    Thanks Mr D - Peace - Deeve
     
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    DavidP Friend of Leo's

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    I memorized that book...
    Ride on Mssr. Duchossoir...
     
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    I loved his Tele and Strat books. RIP.
     
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    His Strat and Teles books are the backbone of everyone's reference library on Fender. Thanks for all the joy you gave us and tell Leo we said Hi!
     
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    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    A world of thanks to Andrė,
    for starting and fueling my guitar books addiction, starting with the Telecaster book, the Stratocaster book, The Gibson ' Classic Electrics' and a few others.

    Not just with Andre, you bought an amp or guitar, you HAD to get the book! ( at least this was the case with me)
    It's been a while, but I basically bought every guitar/amp book ( almost) in the '90's and read every word, looked at awesome pictures...
    Even now. I just got my first SG this year- had to get a few books.

    It's all your fault- thanks for your great gift to us, RIP
     
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    Dan R Poster Extraordinaire

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    He wrote the definitive history on the Telecaster. His book is the Telecaster bible. RIP Mr. Duchossoir.
     
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    I never met Andre in person but I traded emails with him over the years. He was always helpful and generous with his knowledge and experience. I considered him a friend and a Guitar Ambassador of the highest order.

    Rest in peace, Andre.
     
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    So sad . He was " THE " source of information so many of us relied on , truly a great loss . Thank you Andre , and rest in peace .
     
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    Respect.
     
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    knavel Tele-Meister

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    I echo what many have said. Duchossoir's books moved my appreciation and knowledge light years forward. I always appreciated how those Telecaster and Stratocaster books were packed with information without requiring hundreds of pages to get the points across. R.I.P.
     
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    Got this back in 88! RIP Mr D

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    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    His books are a wonderful legacy - RIP
     
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    I have a huge debt of gratitude to Andre Duchossoir's work. I bought various editions of his books in those far off pre-internet days and learnt so much.

    In 1990 I'd been saving every penny I could for a Clapton signature model Strat. I'd never wanted anything so much or saved so long and then found one reduced not too far away. It was the day before I was going away for a two week trip across Europe and I couldn't access my savings in time, so all I could do was put a holding deposit on it, to collect when I got home. The longest holiday I've ever had and I remember spending the 20+ hour rail journeys there and back reading and rereading every word of Duchossoir's Stratocaster book.

    Thanks Andre.

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    Learnt so much from reading his Telecaster book.

    RIP
     
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    Merci monsieur Duchossoir. Vos œuvres étaient autant des œuvres d'art que les instruments qu'elles couvraient. Vous avez fourni à beaucoup d'entre nous des heures de plaisir et contribué énormément à nos connaissances. Repose en paix.
     
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    He wrote the best The Fender Telecaster Book.. R.I.P. Mr.Duchossoir...
     
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    R.I.P. Mr. Duchossoir
     
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    I have the original French edition of Gibson electrics Vol.1 - A.R. Duchossoir never made Vol.2, AFAIK.

    -tbln
     
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