August 14 carries a lot of weight in history, doesn’t it? Just learned of this August 14, 1951 event:
Leo Fender‘s first name was Clarence? Who knew?
Take a look at page 2 of the patent: Gretsch? What other names do you recognize?
One of my ex-brothers-in-law was Fender’s tax guy, but years later. I was never successful in dropping the hint that Fender’s tax attorney’s brother-in-law might be real grateful if, you know, a sample or a second might find its way to the tax attorney’s office, and then to the brother-in-law’s home and amplifier . . .
Tip of the old scrub brush to Premier Guitar’s Facebook page.
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