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Vintage Fender guitars

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

PRE- CBS FENDER JAZZMASTER BODY USA *1961* NO PAINT/GREAT DEAL

Current price: $600.00
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Time left: 5d 5h 19m
1963 White Knob Fender Princeton Amp

Current price: $950.00
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1962 -'67 VINTAGE WIRED FOR STRATOCASTER WIRING FITS STRAT HARNESS FOR FENDER

Current price: $56.50
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Time left: 1d 56m
Fender 1965 Deluxe Reverb

Current price: $2000.00
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Time left: 46m
Vintage 1965 Fender Bandmaster 2x12 Cabinet EMPTY

Current price: $331.00
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Time left: 5d 6h 39m
Lot of 5+ Tuners Tuning Machines for 1960's to 1970's Fender Mustang Duo Sonic

Current price: $9.99
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Time left: 4h 36m
Vintage 1960 Fender Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Brown Case! 1959, 1961, 1962

Current price: $229.99
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Time left: 29d 11h 43m
1960's Fender Mustang Bass Case Relic

Current price: $25.00
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Time left: 6h 35m
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UK ebay listings

VINTAGE 1961 1962 ORIGNAL FENDER NECK PLATE

Current price: £74.39
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Time left: 3d 14m
1960'S-1970'S USA FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR STRAT PICKUP COVERS ORIGINAL

Current price: £40.92
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Time left: 2d 8h 21m
Fender Stratocaster 1960 Custom relic. Custom Warmoth Lightweight Ash body

Current price: £545.00
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Time left: 3d 14h 55m
Vintage 1965 Fender Mustang Guitar Dakota Red Lots of Wear Original

Current price: £613.69
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Time left: 5d 7h 10m
1972 Vintage White Fender Stratocaster Strat Volume Tone Knobs 1970's 1960's

Current price: £125.00
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Time left: 20d 22h 26m
Fender Mustang guitar 1965 reissue daphne blue MIJ and gig bag

Current price: £380.00
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Time left: 3d 2h 56m
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Telecaster® Custom Relic Faded 3-Tone Sunburst

Current price: £1699.99
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Time left: 6d 18h 10m
Fender stratocaster 1962 re-issue

Current price: £929.00
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Time left: 11d 22h
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