Andre Duchossoir, author of definitive books on Gibson electrics, Gibson lap steels, the Strat and the Tele, has died. I've only seen postings on a British Instagram and a British forum (for the Shadows band), so I don't have details. Although he lived in Paris and was a banker by trade, Andre was a pioneer in uncovering the history of American guitars. His research was so thorough and accurate that his books are still primary sources for anyone looking for detailed information on electric Gibsons and Fenders. Anyone who ever wrote a book about electric guitars owes a debt of gratitude to him. He will be greatly missed.