Fender: The Golden Age 1946-1970
In the year that the world's first mass production solidbody electric guitar - the Fender Telecaster - celebrates its 60th birthday, Fender junkies and indeed all fans of hardcore guitar porn should check out one of the sexiest guitar-centric hardbacks we've seen in years.
The book charts the history of Fender from its humble beginnings through to the sale of the company to CBS in 1965 and beyond. Along the way, the company's instruments and amplifiers changed the face of popular music, and this is celebrated in Fender: The Golden Age 1946-1970 alongside images of some of the most valuable and rare guitars on earth, contemporary promotional material and previously unseen factory photographs.
If you want to get your hands on this wonderful tome, MusicRadar is giving away six copies. But before we tell you how to enter the competition, click through the following gallery taken from the pages of Fender: The Golden Age 1946-1970. Be warned: you will want this book!
1946 Model 26/Deluxe Woodie amplifier
A trio of blond 1950 Broadcasters
Late 1950s Precision Bass and Bassman advert
1958 Surfburst Jazzmaster
1960s The Beach Boys Play Fender postcard
The Golden Age in Telecaster headstocks
1962 Bass VI
Early 1960s amplifier advert
Mid 1960s Bob Dylan Plays Fender postcard
Second-series 1966 Lake Placid Blue Marauder prototype
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