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Fender Electric Guitar

A 'Fender' Electric Guitar is a popular brand of solid body electric guitar. The company behind it also makes other stringed musical instruments and amplifiers.

A Fender Timeline
1902 – Clarence Leo Fender is born.
1922 – Leo is running an amateur radio station and building amplifiers and public address systems.
1938 – Opens Fender’s Repair Service
1946 – Renames his business to the Fender Electric Instruments Company
1949 – Fender guitars and amps are firmly established in the music industry
1951 – Leo introduces a solid-body instrument which would eventually be the Telecaster guitar. Later in the same year, Fender introduces the Precision Bass guitar. Along with the Bassman Amp, these instruments allow smaller groups to sound big and the garage band is born.
1954 – The Stratocaster appears with the new Fender vibrato (tremolo) bridge which can bend guitar strings, giving them the pedal steel sound used most often in early country music.
1955 – With the success of the Stratocaster, Fender produces less expensive amps and guitars creating an empire for decades to come. The one pickup version of “student” electric guitars was the Musicmaster and the two pickup version was the Duo-Sonic.
1960 – The release of the Jazz Bass, another important innovation in musical instruments.
1964 – The popular Fender Mustang is introduced.
1965 – Suffering from health problems, Leo Fender sells his company to CBS.

The CBS Years . . .
Disputes over quality cause many of the loyal Fender employees to quit. Columbia Records, a subsidiary of CBS runs the business into the ground. By the early eighties, parts of the company were sold to the Japanese and U.S. production halted. The Nineties saw custom Fender guitars once again mass produced with artists like Eric Clapton putting their names on their own designs. The 50th anniversary Stratocaster was released in 2004 with the original 1954 design and Fender is once again a leader in the industry.

Today...
Fender produces a big range of electric guitars including the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Squier and more.

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