Fender Guitars

Fender began in 1945 by Leo Fender and Doc Kaufman in Fullerton CA making lap steels and amps. In 1950 the Esquire and Broadcaster (Tele) wee introduced. In 1951 Precision Bass was introduced and in 1954 the Stratocaster was introduced. In 1982 the Japanese line began and in 1983 the Squier, a lower priced brand was established. In 1985 US production started up again in Corona CA for guitars and in Lake Oswego, Oregon for amplifiers. Today Fenders are made in USA, Mexico, Japan, China and Korea.

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