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Fender, or the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, as it was properly known was started in 1946, in Fullerton, California, by Leo Fender.

Along with Gibson, Fender is probably the best known guitar manufacturer in the world. Both companies were right at the forefront of the guitar boom of the 1950s and 60s, and have managed to maintain leading positions ever since.

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However, these two companies were not always in as direct competition as might be assumed; yes they both made guitars, basses and amplifiers, but both tended to play to their strengths; Gibson's expertise was it's luthierie; they stuck to high end electric-acoustics, semi-acoustics and skillfully made solid bodies, whilst Fender excelled at electronics; they made amplifiers and easily built solid body basses and guitars.

Fender guitars

1953 Fender advertisement for the Telecaster guitar, Precision bass, Twin and Bassman amplifiers
1953 Fender advertisement for the Telecaster guitar, Precision bass, Twin and Bassman amplifiers. See more vintage Fender adverts
Gibson did not take Fender too seriously at first; Fender were just an amplifier company that made a few guitars. They didn't regard the solid-body Broadcaster launched in 1950 as a serious musical instrument, lacking the depth of tone of a Gibson electric-acoustic. But music was changing, guitarists wanted different sounds, and music was getting louder. Fenders instruments proved to be more appropriate for the emerging musical scenes. Over the next decade Fender created a number of solid-body guitars that defined genres. Guitars like the Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster and Fender Precision bass proved to be exceptionally popular and have stayed in production ever since.

You could argue that it was the Stratocaster weilding Jimi Hendrix that was the biggest advertisement for Fender guitars; legions of guitarists, including Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, suddenly got strats.

Fender bass guitars

Fender invented the solid body electric bass, and have made a variety of different models. Like the guitars they were exceptionally simple; typically an ash body, with a bolt-on maple neck and single coil pickups. Simple, but very well-done simple. Read more about Fender bass guitars here.

Fender amplifiers

Older Fender amplifiers still have a lot of users today. Vintage Fender valve amps like the Fender Bassman, Fender Deluxe and Fender Twin Reverb have great reputations as guitar amplifiers, offering rich vintage tones that modern amps can't easily replicate.



Vintage Fender guitars for sale


US ebay listings

1972 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Fsr Olympic White Special Edition

Current price: $600.00
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1964 Fender Musicmaster guitar neck rosewood 22.5" A-width 3/4

Current price: $200.00
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Vintage 1959 Fender Jazzmaster Electric Guitar w/ Hard Case! Original, Old!

Current price: $3399.99
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1987 Fender Strat 1962 Reissue Vintage Series

Current price: $1500.00

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1961 Fender Pro 1x15 Vintage Brown Combo Amp Brown Face OFFERS ACCEPTED!!!!

Current price: $1250.00
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1961 FENDER JAZZ BASS BRIDGE COVER ORIGINAL NO RESERVE

Current price: $100.00
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Time left: 2h 44m
1965 FENDER BANDMASTER CABINET 2x12 ORIGNAL OXFORD SPEAKERS BASSMAN TREMOLUX

Current price: $300.00
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Fender Stratocaster reissue USA 1957 62 RI strat 2008 Relic gilmour spec

Current price: $859.00
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PRE- CBS FENDER JAZZMASTER BODY USA *1961* NO PAINT/GREAT DEAL

Current price: $600.00
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1955 FENDER TELECASTER PICKGUARD ORIGINAL NO RESERVE

Current price: $300.00
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Time left: 3h 31m
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UK ebay listings

NEW Fender Lic 65 RI Bound Rosewood Stratocaster NECK 1965 Strat SRO-21B

Current price: £109.15
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1950'S 1960'S FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR STRAP BUTTONS TELECASTER JAZZMASTER USA

Current price: £6.23
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Time left: 23h 48m
1972 Fender Precision Bass Neck, One Piece Maple Relic Brass Nut P Bass NR!

Current price: £280.68
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Time left: 5d 15h 43m
REPRO 1960 - 61 Stacked Knob Wiring Harness FOR Fender Jazz Bass

Current price: £37.42
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Time left: 20d 18m
Genuine FENDER Japan RI Jaguar Jazzmaster Tremolo Arm ~ '62 Reissue 1962

Current price: £4.97
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Time left: 11d 13h 42m
1970's Fender MUSIC MASTER Guitar BASS Amplifier

Current price: £275.00
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ORIGINAL Vintage Style FENDER '6O'S JAZZ BASS Guitar Pickup Set 1960 Reissue

Current price: £56.12
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Time left: 27d 21h 23m
Fender Stratocaster 1960 Custom relic. Custom Warmoth Lightweight Ash body

Current price: £545.00
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VINTAGE FIRST YEAR PRE-CBS 1964 BLACKFACE FENDER VIBRO-CHAMP AA764 EXC COND

Current price: £748.47
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Time left: 27d 22h 18m
fender custom shop stratocaster 1966 limited edition

Current price: £1799.00
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Time left: 9d 11h 9m
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German ebay listings

FENDER USA JAZZ BASS PRECISION BASS Bridge original made in USA 1968=alt Vintage

Current price: €24.00
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Time left: 1d 19h 55m
Fender Musicmaster Bass von 1972 original Vintage '72

Current price: €850.00
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Time left: 28d 21h 24m
FENDER STRATOCASTER TELECASTER VINTAGE 1967 STYLE CASE*SEHR STABIL*AUCH f. LEFTY

Current price: €74.90
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Time left: 8d 14h 45m
FENDER STRATOCASTER REAL VINTAGE BRIDGE COVER*RARE OLD PART*MADE IN USA 1965

Current price: €5.50
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Time left: 1d 19h 55m
Vintage 1965 Paper in Oil Capacitor PIO Cap ´65 Öl-Papier Kondensator für Fender

Current price: €8.95
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Time left: 13d 18h 40m
Fender Stratocaster 1962 Reissue Linkshänder Lefthand Lefty

Current price: €649.00
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Time left: 16d 11h 12m
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