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Leo Fender

Date of Birth 10-August-1909
Place of Birth Anaheim
(Orange County, United States of America, California, Area codes 657 and 714, Area code 657, Area code 714)
Profession Inventor
Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender was an American inventor who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, or "Fender" for short. In January 1965, he sold the company to CBS and later founded two other musical instrument companies, Music Man and G&L Musical Instruments. The guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers he designed from the 1940s on are still relevant: the Fender Telecaster was the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster is among the world's most iconic electric guitars; the Fender Precision Bass set the standard for electric bass guitars, and the Fender Bassman amplifier, popular enough in its own right, became the basis for later amplifiers that dominated rock and roll music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, a unique achievement because Fender never learned how to play the instruments he made a career of building.

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