Knowledge Identifier: +Leo_Fender
Born in 1909.
Countries: United States (67%), California (17%), (17%)
Linked to: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Fullerton Union High School, Music Man, CBS
In the late 1940s, solidbody electric guitars began to emerge in popularity, yet they were still considered novelty items with the Rickenbacker Spanish Electro guitar being the most commercially available solidbody, and Les Paul's one-off home-made "Log" and the Bigsby Travis guitar made by Paul Bigsby for Merle Travis being the most visible early examples
CBS - In 1965, it acquired electric guitar maker Fender from Leo Fender, who agreed to sell his company due to health problems
George William Fullerton - After leaving Fender in 1970, he continued to work with Leo Fender at MusicMan and later co-founded G&L Musical Instruments along with Fender and longtime Fender salesman Dale Hyatt
In 1974, as the expiry date of the clause approached, the company's name changed to Music Man