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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. The early designs effectively wrote the book on the solid body guitar manufacture; his approach of simple guitars using quality parts, easily assembled (most specifically the replaceable neck) proved an immediate sucess. Guitars like the Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision bass have barely changed since their very first inception; Fender simply got it right first time round.

Along with Gibson, Fender was probably one of the best known guitar manufacturers in the world. They were right at the forefront of the guitar boom of the 1950s and 60s, and have managed to maintain aleading positions ever since.

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 Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision and Jazz basses proved to be exceptionally popular and have stayed in production ever since.

Others came and went, but still very nice guitars: the Electric XII, Coronado and Starcaster for example.

But of course the biggest sellers would always be the lower priced models, the Mustang, DuoSonic, Musicmaster and Bronco

You could argue that it was the Stratocaster weilding Jimi Hendrix that was the biggest advertisement for Fender guitars; after seeing, and hearing one in the hands of Jimi, a lot of guitarists, including Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton swapped to a strat!

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.



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1969 Fender Mustang bass, Competition Red finish
1969 Fender Mustang bass, Competition Red finish The Mustang bass debuted in 1966 as (along with the Coronado) Fender's first shortscale bass, however the Competition finishes were not seen until 1969. It was effectively the same instrument, with sports stripes, and initially a matching coloured headstock. The competition colours were Red, Orange and Blue (although blue was officially called Burgundy). Have a closer look at this 1969 Fender and check out the soundclips through various vintage amplifiers.
1973 Fender Musicmaster bass
1973 Fender Musicmaster bassPictures, description and soundclips from a 1973 Fender Musicmaster bass. The Musicmaster bass changed very little between it's introduction in 1970, and it's deletion in the early 1980s. Although often regarded as a student bass, the Musicmaster was of high enough quality, both in terms of components and build, to sell to student guitarists and more advanced players looking for an affordable shortscale bass.
1964 1965 Fender catalogue
Vox 1965 catalogueEntitled Fine Electric Instruments, the 1964 1965 Fender catalogue was circulated from mid 1964, and despite being just eight pages long, contained a large number of guitars, amplifiers and other instruments. This was the first catalogue to show the new Fender Mustang guitar, which was available in normal or 3/4 scale at that time. This catalogue was included in the 1964 annual guitar issue of Down Beat magazine (July), massively increasing the potential readership, both in America and worldwide.
Fender Coronado Thinline Semi-Acoustic Guitar
1966 Fender Coronado II semi-acoustic electric guitarThis was Fenders first go at a thinline - a guitar style that had been growing in popularity throughout the 60s. The Coronado was Fenders ES335....
Fender Quad Reverb
Fender Quad ReverbThe Quad Reverb: 100 watt guitar amplifier with four twelve inch speakers. These amplifers were available with different speaker cones fitted. Fender, JBL D110F or Fender PS, with price rising accordingly.

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US ebay listings

2006 1956 Fender Stratocaster Relic Reissue - Fender USA Custom Shop Modified

Current price: $2000.00
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Vintage 1959 Fender Musicmaster Electric Guitar Desert Sand

Current price: $2000.00
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1964 Fender Super Reverb Amp

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1971 Fender Competition Mustang - Lake Placid Blue with Racing Stripe - Original

Current price: $2000.00
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1965 FENDER “BLACKFACE” PRO REVERB AMPLIFIER – MODIFIED to 70 WATTS

Current price: $2000.00
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VINTAGE 1964 FENDER SHOWMAN GUITAR AMP 1x15 TONE RING AMPLIFIER CAB JBL D130 F

Current price: $1999.99
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Fender 60th Anniversary Telebration 1962 Telecaster Custom SN: US11180955

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Fender 60th Anniversary Telebration 1962 Telecaster Custom SN: US11180030

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Fender American Vintage 64 Telecaster Tele Electric Guitar Fiesta Red 1964 #6496

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Fender American Vintage 1956 Stratocaster 2 Tone Sunburst w/ hard case 56

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UK ebay listings

2000 Fender Custom Shop 1956 NOS Stratocaster

Current price: £2000.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Relic Stratocaster, Pre Owned, 2000, EC, Sea Foam Green

Current price: £1999.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster, Pre Owned 2010, EC Dakota Red

Current price: £1999.00
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1968 FENDER CORONADO ll - WILDWOOD - EXCELLENT 9/10 CONDITION - ANDY BAXTER BASS

Current price: £1995.00
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Vintage 1966 Fender Stratocaster Neck Original - Hendrix Strat Tone - Project !!

Current price: £1972.19
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Vintage 1967 Fender Stratocaster Strat Neck HENDRIX ERA Project 1966 Super Rare!

Current price: £1972.19
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1968 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp Mint! Blackface pre-cbs 60's fender AB763 circuit

Current price: £1972.19
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Fender 1960 Custom Shop Closet Classic Outstanding Stratocaster "C" Neck 3Tone

Current price: £1952.13
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1958 Fender Vibrolux Narrow Panel Tweed Vintage Tube Amp 5F11 Jensen P10Q

Current price: £1938.76
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2012 Fender Custom Shop 1960 Reissue Relic Stratocaster Candy Apple Red 60RI

Current price: £1935.42
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German ebay listings

1955 Fender Stratocaster - 2-tone Sunburst - / 1 Piece ASH Body !!!

Current price: €34170.00
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1961 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst - Near Mint!! Perfect Investment!!!

Current price: €30100.00
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1955 Fender Stratocaster No. 2- 2-tone Sunburst - ASH Body 2 nd Year Strat

Current price: €28560.00
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1961 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst

Current price: €27030.00
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1958 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst

Current price: €25500.00
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1963 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst - ALL Original

Current price: €24990.00
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