Fender: The Golden Age

Fender: The Golden Age


By (author) Martin Kelly, By (author) Paul Kelly, By (author) Terry Foster


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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 232mm x 24mm | 921g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844037010
  • ISBN 13: 9781844037018
  • Sales rank: 119,446

Product description

Leo Fender's guitars have arguably had the greatest influence on modern music than any other make of guitar. Over 250 guitars in every model, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, from the greatest to the rarest - Strats, Teles and the infamous Marauder. Includes hundreds of never-before-seen images from recently unearthed archives and specially commissioned shoots around the world. Working with a worldwide network of collectors each model has been photographed specially for the book and alongside these exceptionally rare guitars are reproductions of Fender ephemera - the largest collection anyone will have ever seen. Tracing the history and influence of the company, in an easy-to-read format, with a level of detail no other book can rival. These vintage guitars are among the most loved and collectible instruments in the world.

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Author information

Martin Kelly is the joint MD of highly acclaimed British independent record label Heavenly Recordings home of the Magic Numbers, Doves and Cherry Ghost.Paul Kelly is an award winning film maker (director of Finisterre and This Is Tomorrow) and designer. He is taking all the photographs in this book. He lives in London.Terry Foster is one of the world's leading authorities and collectors of Fender guitars. He lives in America.

Review quote

'The ultimate dream gallery for all Fender fanatics.' Mark Knopfler 'I love all Fender books but this one is the best I've seen. It's been put together with such specific taste and unique style - it totally does justice to these amazing and beautiful guitars.' Johnny Marr 'If you like Fender guitars, you'll fall in love with this book.' Kevin Shields

Table of contents

Preface Early History Amps - Woodies Lap Steels Aps - TV Front Telecaster Amps - Wide Panel Precision Base Table Steels Stratocaster Amps - Narrow Panel Musicmaster and Duo Sonic Mandolin Jazzmaster Amps - Brown/Brown Jazz Base Amps - Blonde/Oxblood Bass IV Amps - Brown/Oxblood Jaguar Amaps - Brown/Wheat Acoustics Amps - Blonde/Wheat Mustang Amps - Blackface CBS Part One Electric XII Coronado Bass V CBS - Part Two Telecaster Bass Amps - Silver Face New Telecasters LTD and Montego Off-cuts Fender Timeline Index