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 official 75th anniversary celebration of the world's most legendary guitar and amplifier maker!
FENDER 75 YEARS
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. Authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated, Fender 75 Years is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments.
In addition to the instantly recognizable Telecaster and Stratocaster, Hunter examines Fender’s line of legendary offset guitars like theMustang, Jazzmaster, and Jaguar, and bygone models such as theMarauder, Coronado, Bronco, and more. The Jazz Bass and PrecisionBass also feature, as do Fender’s acoustic guitars and workhorse tube amplifiers like the Bassman, Twin Reverb, and Princeton, to 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 Clapton; blues legends Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Buddy Guy; alt-rock gods J Mascis and Kurt Cobain…the list goes on. In addition, Hunter explores the work of the 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 and brochures, 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.
Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books aboutguitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's Star Guitars, The Fender Stratocaster, TheGibson Les Paul, and 365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play. A regular contributor to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Hardcover with slip case ∙ 224 pages, 300 color and b&w photos
ISBN: 9780760370155 ∙ $50.00 US, $65 CAN
Publishing May 18, 2021