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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.

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