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The Quiet Giant: new book explores the unique genius of Leo Fender

Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World is a new book that lends a new perspective on the quiet genius of the visionary who changed the course of popular music.

The book was co-written by his wife, Phyllis, and Randall Bell, whose father was head of research and development at Fender’s company. The two authors couldn’t be better placed to provide a unique and personal insight into the world of the visionary guitar maker.Leo Fender the quiet giant

Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World, is a new book that sheds a light on the history of the legendary inventor.

The Company was founded in 1946. It was here that his most influential designs were born.

The rest, as they say, is history.

“This short yet captivating book is required reading for any true Fender aficionado,” says Vintage Guitar Magazine‘s Vaughn Skow. “While much has been written about the work of Clarence Leonidas ‘Leo’ Fender, precious little has been written about Leo Fender the man. This book is a game-changer.” 

The designs are at the roots of the family tree of electric guitar and bass design. Any music fan will instantly recognise that the immortal shapes of the Strat and Tele guitars, as well as the Jazz and Precision basses, all of which are as popular as ever.