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Brief Facts About the History of Fender Guitar Amplifiers

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

fender-guitar-amp-57-ChampThe introduction of Fender amplifiers almost coincided with the company’s electric guitars in the mid 1940s. The earliest venture into the amp market by Fender was marked by the production of what they named the “Tweed Amps” which had an output ranging from three to seventy five watts. However, these amplifiers had an inbuilt Read more

Leo Fender and Marshall Amplifiers – Beginning of the Guitar Amp

August 12, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Marhsall-amplifiers-history-marshall-ampsContinued on from “Gibson Firebird Guitar Born 1963

Of course the electric guitar wouldn’t have developed at all had it not been for amps. And the guitar amplifier would never have come into being had it not been for Mr. Lee De Forest, who invented the vacuum tube Read more

History of BC Rich Guitars

May 21, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Bernie Rico Sr - History of BC Rich Guitars

In 1969 Bernardo Chavez Rico created his first electric guitar. This set into motion the company that would
become B.C. Rich Guitars



Whether its the hands of a sculpture, the pen of a writer, or a voice of a singer, the ability to shape an artistic medium contributes wildly to the captivating nature of art. Nowhere is the impact of shape more relevant than in the history of B.C. Rich, an all American guitar company. Like any successful company, the founder, Bernado Chavez Rico, had a strong personal connection with his product, a connection which helped him to understand the colossal significance of shaping both tone and design in modern day music. As a celebrated Flamenco and Classical style guitarist, Bernie’s knowledge of the extreme degrees of tone, playability, and uniqueness demanded by top notch musicians from their instruments certainly played a consequential role in developing what would become choice company of Aerosmith, Slayer, and numerous other players. But famous clients such as these are not how B.C. Rich began; no, it began instead in a cramped workroom in East LA. Read more

History of the Fender Telecaster

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Fender Telecaster GuitarsThe Fender Telecaster is seen by many as the primordial electric guitar. Sure, one can argue that Paul Bigsby was also developing solid body instruments at the same time and in the same general area as Leo Fender but it is the Telecaster that is generally accepted as the first production solid guitar and the start of the modern guitar manufacturing business. Since its debut in 1952 Read more

History of Danelectro Guitars

August 24, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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Danelectro guitars are highly sought after collectible items by discerning guitarists and are of extra-ordinary quality and style. The history of Danelectro begins in 1947 when it was founded Nathan Daniel primarily as an amplifier manufacturer. However by 1954, the company had started producing solid bodied electric guitars and finally acoustic and bass guitars. The amplifiers and guitars that Danelectro produced were sold to retailers like Montgomery Ward and Sears which sold the instruments after putting their own brand names on them. Read more

Gibson SG — American Icon Guitar: I Love My SG Summer

August 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Gibson SG GuitarThere is a seemingly ubiquitous appreciation today for nostalgic pop-culture references that hail from The ’60s and now span into contemporary days, spattered with some of the most memorable faces, infinite historical moments, countless celebrated names and equally distinguished brands. The ’60s were a time of cultural Read more

Taylor Electric Guitars

July 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Taylor T5 Custom KoaOver the last 35 years, Taylor guitars has amassed a sterling reputation as on of the world’s premier guitar companies. Bob Taylor is widely recognized for bringing innovative refinements to the guitar-making process, and the proof is in the playing. But as Bob will point out, innovation is never an end unto itself. Bob and his product design group are driven by a deceptively simple goal Read more

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