- ISBN 9781844037018 / 1844037010
- Title Fender
- Author Martin Kelly
- Category Guitar
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2011
- Pages 288
- Publisher Octopus Publishing Group
- Imprint Cassell Illustrated
- Language English
- Dimensions 177mm x 237mm x 27mm
Undoubtedly the ultimate Fender book, covering every model, production style and available finish. This book traces and details the history of Fender guitars from their creation in 1946 to the early seventies - when the golden age ended.
Leo Fender's guitars have arguably had the greatest influence on modern music than any other make of guitar. Over 250 guitars in every model, style and finish are lovingly photographed and detailed, from the greatest to the rarest - Strats, Teles and the infamous Marauder. Includes hundreds of never-before-seen images from recently unearthed archives and specially commissioned shoots around the world. Working with a worldwide network of collectors each model has been photographed specially for the book and alongside these exceptionally rare guitars are reproductions of Fender ephemera - the largest collection anyone will have ever seen. Tracing the history and influence of the company, in an easy-to-read format, with a level of detail no other book can rival. These vintage guitars are among the most loved and collectible instruments in the world.
'The ultimate dream gallery for all Fender fanatics.' Mark Knopfler 'I love all Fender books but this one is the best I've seen. It's been put together with such specific taste and unique style - it totally does justice to these amazing and beautiful guitars.' Johnny Marr 'If you like Fender guitars, you'll fall in love with this book.' Kevin Shields
Martin Kelly is the joint MD of highly acclaimed British independent record label Heavenly Recordings home of the Magic Numbers, Doves and Cherry Ghost. Paul Kelly is an award winning film maker (director of Finisterre and This Is Tomorrow) and designer. He is taking all the photographs in this book. He lives in London. Terry Foster is one of the world's leading authorities and collectors of Fender guitars. He lives in America.