Today I wanted to take the time and wish Mr. Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender a very happy birthday! If Leo were still with us he would have been 106!!!
In 1954, Leo created the greatest guitar of all time – the Stratocaster. (I’m serious – the greatest – guitar – EVER!) Leo also came up with some other okay designs too – such as the Jazz master, Jaguar, P-Bass, Jazz Bass, as well as the Telecaster. (Just to name a few). In addition to Fender guitars, Leo also imparted his legacy on his companies Music Man and G&L. What an awesome impact he made on our industry! So here’s a tip of that hat to you Mr. Fender. Happy Birthday!