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Review: The Fender Guitar

Review: The Fender Guitar

Ken Archard

The Bold Strummer, 1990 (reissue)

ISBN 0-933224-48-6

Originally published in American Lutherie #27, 1991 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Three, 2004



This book was first published in 1977 by Musical News Services Ltd. London and at the time was the only book available on vintage Fender guitars. It contains the personal history of Clarence Leo Fender, the companies he started, and some of the key people he worked hand-in-hand with.

There is a good general-features chapter with serial number information. The number sequences give two- to four-year spans listing the beginning of each consecutive hundred-thousand series.

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