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Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, born in the modest confines of Leo Fender's radio and amplifier repair shop in Fullerton, California, has risen to become a titan in the world of music. Today, the sight of Fender's guitars, amplifiers, and iconic script logo is instantly recognizable, even to those with only a passing interest in music.


In "Fender 75 Years," author Dave Hunter takes us on a journey through the company's storied history, from its humble beginnings with the 1946 lap steel guitar to Leo Fender's groundbreaking designs like the Esquire, which paved the way for the electric guitar explosion. Every innovative model and landmark moment is explored, from the timeless Telecaster® and Stratocaster® to the lesser-known gems like the Mustang® and Jazzmaster®.


But it's not just about the instruments themselves—Hunter delves into the fascinating stories of the legendary players who have become synonymous with Fender across a multitude of musical genres. From rock 'n' roll pioneers like Hank Marvin to contemporary icons like Courtney Barnett, the impact of Fender's instruments spans generations.


With rare images sourced from Fender's own archives, "Fender 75 Years" offers readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the company's evolution, from the workshop floor to the concert stage. Whether you're a seasoned guitar enthusiast or simply curious about the history of music, this book is an essential addition to your collection.

Fender 75 Years by Dave Hunter

SKU: 076037015X
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  • Publisher: ‎ Motorbooks (September 28, 2021)

    Hardcover: ‎ 224 pages

    ISBN-10: ‎ 076037015X

    ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0760370155

    Item Weight: ‎ 3.61 pounds

    Dimensions: ‎ 9.75 x 1.3 x 11.35 inches

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