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Leo Fender

Leo Fender

American businessman

Dead at 81 years
He is born 114 years, 1 months and 24 days ago
Death date

He is dead since 32 years, 6 months and 13 days

Cause of death: Parkinson disease

Anaheim, United States
Nationality: american États-Unis
Birth sign: Leo
Chinese birth sign: Rooster
Born the same day: 08/10/1909
Mohammed V

Clarence Leonidas Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor known for founding the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and designing the company's early models, the Fender Telecaster, Fender Precision Bass, and Fender Stratocaster. In January 1965, he sold Fender to CBS, and later founded two other musical instrument companies, Music Man and G&L Musical Instruments.

The guitars, basses, and amplifiers he designed from the 1940s on are still widely used: the Fender Telecaster (1950) was the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the most iconic electric guitars; the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric basses, and the Fender Bassman amplifier, popular in its own right, became the basis for later amplifiers (notably by Marshall and Mesa Boogie) that dominated rock and roll music.

Leo Fender was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. His instruments were played by many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees such as Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Ritchie Blackmore, Curtis Mayfield, Mark Knopfler, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, Muddy Waters, Neal Schon, Jerry Garcia, Billy Gibbons, Eddie Hazel, James Burton, Steve Cropper, Frank Zappa, Keith Richards, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Fender never learned to play the instruments.

Source : Wikipedia