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Inducted in: 1992
Inducted by: Keith Richards
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1992 (ranked #6 in the Non-Performers - Industry category) .
Leo Fender @ Wikipedia
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I would be curious to know how many people who offer "comments" on this site actually know why Leo Fender was inducted...not many, I would guess!
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 18:25pm
Fender founded the electric musical instrument company which bears his name.
Posted by classicrocker on Thursday, 05.22.08 @ 23:47pm
RIP George Fullerton the man that came up with the Strat,,
Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 07.16.09 @ 10:52am
Speaking of Fender and surf guitars The Dual Showman or dual Showman is almost the same as the fender twin. So How Dick Dale thinks he came up with something really big a new is alwaves been strange to me .. The twin came out 1952
Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 07.16.09 @ 11:06am
Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 08:43am
mrxyz...I've played a Comanche before, and it played like a vintage Strat (not like the "reissues" and foreign made ones Fender's pawning off on people now)...great guitar! I bought a stock Strat about 6 years ago (G & L's are harder to find in the Denver area for some reason), and it took a lot of tweaking for me to get it to play like one of those (mine even has a double coil pick-up in the bridge for when I need that big, fat "Les Paul tone"...it also saved tearing it up to put a coil tap on it). I had a 74' Les Paul Deluxe back in the day, and while it was nice to look at, it didn't play very well...but I just HAD to have a Paul (that was when Norlin bought out Gibson and tried to mass-produce them...UGH!!!).
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 09:42am
Paul Reed Smith guitars play great too...but they don't exactly give them away, do they...????
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 09:45am
Sometimes You can Pick Up a great almost mint used "Real Last of the Leos" G&L on Ebay "1992 or before" for about $6-700 buck$..in near mint condition.. Sometimes... $$! The Comanche .. are more pricey an most are newer,It really has hundreds of sounds. It has a 7 switch positions. If you're into Teles the ASAT with the big soap bars ,cuts like no other Tele in the world..Even their "classic Asat" Has a far better feel and SOUND than most Fenders Tele's ..!LOL
Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 10:05am
The Legacy USA is G&L answer to the Strat.. It was in the Leo "Works" They came out right after Leo death...The are the best Strat, bang for bucks other than a custom shop Fender or G&L.I like the George Fullerton model but that's just me.....All of them are great!
Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 10:31am
Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 10:49am
I had a friend back in the day who had a Music Man (another Leo Fender project) Stingray Bass, which, even though it was kind of ugly because of that big face plate, he thought it played better and was more versatile than a Precision Bass. It's too bad their internal conflicts caused Leo to bolt...but then we wouldn't have G&L. I know of another guy (Curt Mitchell, who made all of those "Guitar Method in the style of...(pick an artist) who made his own "Frankenstien" (which has Fender and G&L parts) and it has MONSTER tone...it also looks amazingly like Jerry Cantrell's new G&L signature model (I can't remember what it's called)...
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 11:06am
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