Ry Cooder’s original heavily modded “Coodercaster” Strat is up for sale for $150,000

Ry Cooder's Coodercaster is up for sale
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Ry Cooder’s owned and played “Coodercaster”, a genuine piece of electric guitar history, has gone up for sale on Reverb.com.

According to Reverb, this Blue Strat is the original Coodercaster, which is the adopted name for an entire sub-genre of guitars built or modded to emulate the eccentricities of Cooder's personal instruments.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.