1961 Fender VI (Bass 6)

1961 Fender VI (Bass 6)

From the 1962 Fender catalog, "NEW FENDER BASS VI GUITAR - The new six-string bass guitar is the finest on the market. It is tuned one octave below that of the Spanish guitar. The instrument incorporates three pickups that can be used together or in any combination making a total…
1964 Fender Stratocaster

1964 Fender Stratocaster

From the 1964 Fender catalog, "FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR - Perfection in a solid body comfort-contoured professional guitar providing all of the finest Fender features. Choice hardwood body finished with a golden sunburst shading, white Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard, white pickguard and lustrous chrome metal parts. Three advanced style adjustable pickups,…
1965 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp

1965 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp

"Fender Princeton/Reverb Amplifier with Vibrato - Fender Princeton / Reverb is a result of much effort on the part of the Fender engineers to combine in one instrument the desirable features which have been suggested by dealers, teachers, and studio operators." --1965 Fender catalog This early 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp…
1965 Fender Jaguar Fiesta Red

1965 Fender Jaguar Fiesta Red

Fender debuted the Jaguar model in 1962 as the next jewel in the offset line. The Jaguar featured a slightly modified version of the Jazzmaster’s offset body, proprietary shielded single coil pickups, a rhythm/lead circuit with bass cut switch, a new “Fender Mute” bridge mute and the Jazzmaster’s tremolo and…
1966 Fender Champ-Amp

1966 Fender Champ-Amp

"Compare Fender...... you'll agree they are the finest in the world! The Champ Amp is sturdily constructed in the attractive front control cabinet. The circuit provides extremely please reproduction with a fine quality permanent magnet speaker. The Champ Amp has two instrument inputs, volume, treble, and bass controls, jeweled pilot…
1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Walnut

1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Walnut

"Telecaster Deluxe: A brand new Fender guitar featuring two Humbucking pickups." -1972 Fender catalog entry. Fender's Telecaster Deluxe was one of three new designs for the Telecaster model expansion in 1972 featuring a solid Alder contour body, two Seth Lover designed humbucking pickups, and a Stratocaster style headstock with sealed…
1963 Fender VI

1963 Fender VI

Leo Fender debuted the "VI" in 1961 as the next model utilizing the patented offset contour waist body after the Jazzmaster. It's possible that the popularity of Danelectro's electric baritone guitar (1956) gave rise to Leo's upgraded version with an additional pickup, fully adjustable floating bridge, and smooth tremolo design.…
1946 Fender Model 26 Deluxe

1946 Fender Model 26 Deluxe

The Model 26 "Deluxe" was the middle size of the first three production amplifiers for the newly established Fender Electric Instrument Company after Doc Kaufman left K&F in 1946. The first run of the Deluxe featured finished natural wood cabinets with no covering, grill cloth in red, gold, or blue,…
1969 Fender Competition Mustang Red

1969 Fender Competition Mustang Red

The Fender Mustang debuted in 1964 as a quality electric guitar at an affordable price. Leo's team packed it with cool features like the offset body design, tremolo tailpiece and two pickups with phase switchable wiring. The guys at Fender introduced a new set of colors in 1969 they called the…
1965 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp

1965 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp

The blackface era Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp is an iconic amplifier that has become one of the most desirable recording amps today. This versatile platform is just as comfortable at home, in the studio or at a gig. It’s powered by a pair of 12ax7 preamp tubes driving two 6v6 power…