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Guitar technician Vinnie Garcia hands Country legend Vince Gill his 1957 Fender Stratocaster after a sound check at the Mesa Performing Arts Center, in Mesa, Ariz. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Garcia, who has been best friends with Gill since the seventh grade, sold Gill his first Stratocaster for $200 and a pair of cowboy boots. Gill says, "I love the versatility of the guitar as much as anything, no matter what way you want to try to play it, it always responds."

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Guitar technician Vinnie Garcia hands Country legend Vince Gill his 1957 Fender Stratocaster after a sound check at the Mesa Performing Arts Center, in Mesa, Ariz. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Garcia, who has been best friends with Gill since the seventh grade, sold Gill his first Stratocaster for $200 and a pair of cowboy boots. Gill says, "I love the versatility of the guitar as much as anything, no matter what way you want to try to play it, it always responds."