Not sure if this has already been covered but I saw a post on social media this afternoon that Ry Cooder's original '67 baby blue Strat (i.e. the original Coodercaster) is up for sale. The very same one with a matching (large) headstock, fingerboard binding, and the usual Cooder mods (I think a Bigsby pickup and tailpiece, as well as a Guyatone pickup, Tele knobs, 4-way switching). Did anybody else see that or am I hallucinating/dreaming? Besides really wanting it and not being able to afford it with my total income from this or my last lifetime (lol), it feels like the end of an era -- Cooder parting with his original Coodercaster. Then again, I read once in Fretboard Journal that he didn't really like that guitar, even though he played it and worked on it for years. He definitely prefers his sunburst Strat for slide, while the blue one has flat wounds and is used mainly for chords.