Dating late 1970 fender stratocasters
It was renamed again a year later to the Telecaster.The rename was done due to a conflict with Gretch Broadkaster drums. 1951 - Leo closed his repair shop to focus entirely on building solid body instruments, which by late 1951 included the first electric bass.By 1949 Fenderguitars and amps were firmly established in the music industry.1950 - During the spring of this year, the Fender Electric Instruments Company introduced a single and dual pickup solid body electric guitar.During the early 80’s CBS also recruited three top executives from Yamaha Musical Instruments. In The Fender Book, Tony Bacon and Paul Day, quote Smith: We were brought in to kind of turn the reputation of Fender around, and to get it so it was making money again. The company name was changed to Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Only Japanese models appeared in the 1985 catalogue. This same year the American Standard Strat is released.It was starting to lose money, and at that point in time everybody hated Fender. We took for granted that they could make Stratocasters and Telecasters the way they used to make them, but we were wrong. However, the sale did not include many Fender patents, machinery and nor the Fullerton facility, which was sold separately. 1988 - Eric Clapton and Yngwie Malmsteen artist series strats are released.1969 - Donald Randall, now vice-president and general manager under CBS also left the company.
The same year, Leo Fender and George Fullerton (a long term employee at Fender) form G&L guitars (George and Leo). Focussing on reissuing limited edition high end “classic” pre CBS Fenders. S market 1985 - On the 5th of March, CBS sells up to the management group run by William Schultz for .5 million. He and a small group of investors bought Fender from CBS in 1985, whereupon he engineered the creation of the modern Fender corporation. S production was shut down, Fender open their custom shop in Corona California.
1964 - Fender begin production of their acoustic guitars.