Fender 75 Years is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments.
From Fender’s first instrument in 1946 to Leo Fender’s groundbreaking guitar designs like the Esquire, author Dave Hunter traces Fender’s entire history to the present. All the innovations and landmark models are here, as well as legendary players who became synonymous with Fender instruments across musical genres.
In addition to the instantly recognisable Telecaster and Stratocaster, Hunter examines Fender’s line of legendary offset guitars like the Mustang, Jazzmaster, and Jaguar, and bygone models such as the Marauder, Coronado, Bronco, and more. Elsewhere you’ll find the Jazz Bass and Precision Bass, alongside acoustic guitars and workhorse tube amplifiers like the Bassman, Princeton, and plenty more besides.
Readers will get in-depth scoops on the relationships dozens of players have enjoyed with Fender: from rock ’n’ roll pioneers like Hank Marvin and James Burton to icons like Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Eric Clapton. Additionally, Hunter explores the work of the award-winning Fender Custom Shop and the exemplary instruments it produces.
Illustrated throughout with rare images from company archives, Fender 75 Years treats readers to rare behind-the-scenes views of the shop floor throughout the years, as well as studio imagery of the guitars, rare period advertising, and more.
In addition, a Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Fender 75 Years will be available October 19, 2021. Limited to 500 copies, this stunning collector’s edition is packaged in a Fender-inspired presentation case that also includes a custom envelope featuring five pieces of exclusive flat art from the Fender archives: a reproduction vinyl decal, a photo pin-up, and three 12 × 18–inch posters.
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