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- DescriptionWelcome to The Fender Archives - part history, part archive, part scrapbook, and part treasure chest. You are invited along on a research expedition, a sort of archaeological dig through several sites: file folders in Fender's offices; the family archives of Don Randall; author/curator Richard Smith's collections; the photo galleries of John Peden and Fretted Americana; jammed metal cabinets in a sweltering warehouse near the Corona factory; and the home of the late Bob Perine in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, just blocks from the beach where he and Ned Jacoby took w-iconic photos of high school kids, surfboards, palm trees, and chrome-clad rocket-ship guitars in Shoreline Gold and Daphne Blue and Candy Apple Red. The Fender Archives looks at the company from the inside. Handwritten letters, production totals, personal logbooks, in-house memos, Leo Fender's drawing-board sketches, financial reports - such documents are freed here from long confinement in cardboard boxes and filing cabinets, dusted off, and promoted from background to spotlight. The Fender Archives sheds new light on the inspirations for revolutionary instruments and amplifiers, their sometimes difficult births and growing pains, the environment into which they were unleashed upon the world, and the motivations and personalities of key players.
- Author BiographyTOM WHEELER is a former freelancer for Rolling Stone, the former Editor In Chief of Guitar Player magazine, and the author of The Guitar Book, American Guitars, The Stratocaster Chronicles, The Soul Of Tone, and The Dream Factory.
- Author(s)Tom Wheeler
- PublisherHal Leonard Corporation
- Date of Publication05/01/2015
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationMilwaukee
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHal Leonard Corporation
- Content Note300+ colour and black and white photos and illustrations throughout, plus over 30 facsimile items in sleeve pockets.
- Weight1338 g
- Width305 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
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