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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

Sarah Maries 1959 Fender Stratocaster Pickup Set Hand Scatter Wound 1957 1958 59

Current price: $129.95
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Time left: 6d 17h 47m
1966-1969 VINTAGE FENDER TELECASTER BODY

Current price: $600.00
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1956 Fender Musicmaster Hard Case Tan w/Red

Current price: $149.00
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Time left: 29d 13h 35m
1964 Fender Showman

Current price: $1425.00
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Time left: 10h 17m
Relic Fender Stratocaster Pickup Covers Knobs USA Aged 1960 Relic 1962 1964 62 2

Current price: $59.95
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Time left: 6d 17h 47m
FENDER DELUXE REVERB AMP 1970's

Current price: $1000.00

Time left: 12h 10m
Genuine 1971 Fender Precision Bass Tone Circuit

Current price: $24.99
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Time left: 9d 20h 4m
Vintage 1960s Orlando Sunburst Bass Guitar Fender Copy - RARE!!

Current price: $199.99
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Time left: 12h 49m
1959 Fender Jazzmaster Tweed Hard Case

Current price: $389.00
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Time left: 29d 13h 27m
1967 Fender Telecaster ( SOLID- 6 String) ORGINIAL OWNER

Current price: $12500.00
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Time left: 13h 24m
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UK ebay listings

Relic Fender Stratocaster Pickup Covers Knobs USA Aged 1960 Relic 1962 1964 62 2

Current price: £37.42
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Time left: 6d 17h 47m
Fender Custom Shop Guitar Relic 1957

Current price: £1349.01
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Time left: 6h
1967 Vintage Fender Tuners - F Tuners - Telecaster/Stratocaster

Current price: £121.70
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Time left: 1d 23h 7m
NEW Fender Lic 65 RI Bound Rosewood Stratocaster NECK 1965 Strat SRO-21B

Current price: £109.22
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Time left: 25d 15h 55m
Fender Tolex Hard Case Original 1960s fits Mustang

Current price: £99.99
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Time left: 8h 13m
1972 Fender Pro Reverb - non master volume, everything working

Current price: £230.00
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Time left: 8h 5m
Vintage 62 RI Fender JAZZ BASS BODY 1962 Reissue J Bass Guitar Gunmetal Blue

Current price: £149.78
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Time left: 29d 17h 32m
Vintage 62 RI Fender JAZZ BASS NECK 1962 Reissue J Bass Guitar Rosewood

Current price: £230.92
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Time left: 29d 17h 42m
1959 Fender Jazzmaster Tweed Hard Case

Current price: £242.78
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Time left: 29d 13h 27m
1964 FENDER BANDMASTER TUBE AMP HEAD AMPLIFIER BLACKFACE

Current price: £530.50
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Time left: 6d 22h 52m
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German ebay listings

Fender Mustang Bass 1966

Current price: €1690.00
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Time left: 2h 42m
Fender Jazzmaster (USA) 1973er Vintage Klassiker in Sunburst

Current price: €2750.00
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Time left: 26d 11h 54m
Fender Musicmaster Bass 1972 original Vintage '72 + orig. 60/70er Pappmache Bag

Current price: €850.00
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Time left: 22d 12h 14m
Fender C12N Lautsprecher von 1966, Deluxe Reverb

Current price: €275.00
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Time left: 2d 7h 31m
Relic Aged MINT GREEN SCRATCH PLATE Pickguard to fit 1962 Fender Stratocaster

Current price: €45.64
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Time left: 6d 12h 43m
fender bass mustang 1970 70's vintage racing stripes original jazz sound

Current price: €706.00
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Time left: 5d 2h 12m
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