Welcome to my Fender Guitar page. My name is Danny and Guitar Players Center is a site committed to distinguishing itself from the pack by providing our readers with real world unbiased, no holds barred guitar and gear reviews, articles and videos. We are not receiving payments or free equipment from manufacturers, we actually beg or borrow ( no stealing ) the latest guitars and gear from our large array of friends, band members, guitar stores, strangers. I play Fender Guitars, Strats in particular.
I have a classical background, however I haven’t touched my Gibson Classical guitar, or played classical music since I first heard Jimi Hendrix in 1966. He changed my life in the same manner Fender changed the guitar world. I have not found a guitar that suits me better.
That being said, for more than five decades, Fender electric guitars and amplifiers turned the world upside down and is probably the most influential instrument ever made in association to what we call modern music. While guitarists in the early part of this century played country, folk or blues on acoustic guitars, in the 1930’s, jazz musicians experimented with amplifying traditional hollow-body guitars so they could play with other instruments at the same sound level. One problem was that the speakers and pickups tended to generate feedback when played at a high level.
In the 1940’s, a California inventor named Leo Fender had made some custom guitars and amplifiers in his radio shop. Eventually, Leo would create the world’s very first instrument amplifiers with built-in tone controls. More importantly, though, was Leo’s vision of better guitar. With his knowledge of existing technologies, he knew he could improve on contemporary amplified hollow-body instruments . . . and improve upon them, he did. In 1951, he introduced the Broadcaster, the prototype solid-body guitar that would eventually become the legendary Telecaster. The Tele, as it became affectionately known, was the first solid-body electric Spanish-style guitar ever to go into commercial production. Soon to follow the Tele were the revolutionary Precision Bass guitar in 1951, and the Stratocaster in 1954.
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