Posted on January 6, 2010February 8, 2024 by Dale Phillips Review: The Fender Guitar by Ken Archard Review: The Fender Guitar by Ken Archard Reviewed by Kevin Kobie Originally published in American Lutherie #27, 1991 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Three, 2004 The Fender Guitar Ken Archard The Bold Strummer, 1990 (reissue) ISBN 0-933224-48-6 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. Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.