Wednesday, February 17, 2021

New Book "Fender 75 Years" - The official 75th anniversary celebration of the world's most legendary guitar & amp maker

Fender 75 Years

Fans of Fender guitars and amplifiers take note! Exciting news on Dave Hunter's forthcoming hardcover coming in mid-May 2021! Here is the official media release...Robert Kinsler

The officia75th anniversary celebration of the world's most legendary guitar and amplifier maker!


By Dave Hunter | Publishing May 18, 2021


Ubiquitous in the music world, Fender guitars and amplifiers are also icons in popular culture, theirshapes and sounds instantly recognizable. Authoritativelwritten and lavishly illustratedFender 75 Years is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments.

From Fender’s first instrumenta lap steel guitar produced in 1946to founder Leo Fender’s groundbreaking early six-string Spanish-style” guitar designs like the Esquire that set the standard for the electric guitar explosion to follow, authoDavHunter traces Fender’s entire history to the present. All the innovations and landmark models are here, as well as legendary players who became synonymous with Fender instruments across musical genres. 

In addition to the instantly recognizable Telecaster and Stratocaster, Hunter examines Fender’s line of legendary offset guitars like theMustang, Jazzmaster, anJaguar, anbygone models such as theMarauder, Coronado, Bronco, and more. The Jazz Bass anPrecisionBass also feature, as do Fender’s acoustic guitars and workhorse tubamplifiers like the Bassman, Twin Reverb, and Princetonto name a few. 

Blues great Buddy Guy, seen here at The Coach House
in August of 2018, playing his beloved Fender guitar.
Photo: Bob Steshetz

Along the way, readers will get in-depth scoops on the relationships dozens of players have enjoyed with Fender: rock ’n roll pioneers like Hank Marvin and James Burton; classic-rock icons like Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Eric Claptonblues legendBonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and BuddGuy; alt-rock gods J Mascis anKurt Cobainthe list goes on. In addition, Hunter explorethe work othe award-winning Fender Custom Shop and the wares produced there. 

Illustrated throughout with rare images from company archives, Fender 75 Years treats readers torare behind-the- scenes views of the shop floor throughout the years, as well as studio imagery of the guitars, rare period advertising anbrochures, and performance images of Fender players. 

It’s the definitive look at the Fender’s first three-quarters of a century and a must-have for any guitarenthusiast. 


The author

Dave Hunteis an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books aboutguitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's Star GuitarsThe Fender StratocasterTheGibson Les Paul, and 365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play. A regular contributoto Guitar Player anVintage Guitamagazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 Book Specs

Hardcover with slip case ∙ 224 pages, 300 color and b&w photos

ISBN: 9780760370155 ∙ $50.00 US, $65 CAN

Publishing May 18, 2021


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