Mini Bio (1)
Michael Indelicato was born in Albany, California. His father was a used car dealer and a vintage car collector. Indelicato became interested in playing the guitar after he attended a Robin Trower concert at the Winterland arena in San Francisco in March of 1975. After reading a 1976 interview of Robin Trower who proclaimed that the new Fender guitars were not nearly the quality of the instruments built in the 1950s, Michael began to acquire many vintage Fender guitars. His voracious guitar collecting contributed to his failing to graduate from DeAnza high school in Richmond, California. DeAnza classmates included Kirk Hammett, later of Metallica fame and Les Claypool, founder and bassist of Primus.
Indelicato eventually completed his high school degree (2nd from the bottom of his class) and later took some community college courses where he excelled and soon he applied to the University of California, Berkeley. Michael graduated at the top of his class at Berkeley and was accepted to Cambridge University in England where he took a master's degree in International Relations and a law degree from Cambridge's venerable Trinity College. He came back to the U.S. in 1991 to pursue a legal career, but first decided to take off a summer to track down some vintage guitars; he was very successful at this and soon learned that he could make a better living doing this, than a corporate job. This summer turned into the "Endless Guitar Summer" for Indelicato and he soon became a leading international vintage guitar dealer.
By 2003, Michael had purchased the collection of the late Scott Chinery
- a collection of over 700 guitars, the largest guitar transaction in
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