The company began as Fender's Radio Service in late 1938 in Fullerton, California and produced the Telecaster (originally named the 'Broadcaster) as well as the first mass-produced electric bass, the Precision Bass and the popular Stratocaster (Strat) guitar.

SMG Poll: Which is Your Favorite Fender Electric Guitar?



The company began as Fender’s Radio Service in late 1938 in Fullerton, California and produced the Telecaster (originally named the ‘Broadcaster) as well as the first mass-produced electric bass, the Precision Bass and the popular Stratocaster (Strat) guitar.

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An advert of the period shows this handsome guitar that boasted a powerful, penetrating tone....

The Beatles: Guitar Heroes 34 – John Lennon’s Hofner Senator



An advert of the period shows this handsome guitar that boasted a powerful, penetrating tone….

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To acknowledge the passing of a legend, I decided to visit the location of Randy’s Rhoads final moments outside of Leesburg, Florida at the remote estate of Jerry Calhoun.

Randy Rhoads: The Passing of a Legend



To acknowledge the passing of a legend, I decided to visit the location of Randy’s Rhoads final moments outside of Leesburg, Florida at the remote estate of Jerry Calhoun.

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As a kid he messed around on drums, saxophone, and guitar. When Jaco was thirteen he was really into sports and while playing football Jaco suffered a serious wrist accident that required surgery and he could no longer continue playing drums, so he took up bass guitar.

SMG Profile: Jaco Pastorius – One of the All Time Greatest Bassists!



As a kid he messed around on drums, saxophone, and guitar. When Jaco was thirteen he was really into sports and while playing football Jaco suffered a serious wrist accident that required surgery and he could no longer continue playing drums, so he took up bass guitar.

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Dimebag Darrell Abbott’s most famous musical venture Pantera was formed in 1981, with his brother Vinnie Paul on drums....

SMG Legends Series: Looking Back at Dimebag Darrell



Dimebag Darrell Abbott’s most famous musical venture Pantera was formed in 1981, with his brother Vinnie Paul on drums….

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Often it has been implied that Led Zeppelin were nothing more then a cover band, but that wouldn’t be fair. Jimmy Page played his guitar in a fashion that took his music to a new place. It was harder and the sound was unique and fresh.

SMG Legends: Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page



Often it has been implied that Led Zeppelin were nothing more then a cover band, but that wouldn’t be fair. Jimmy Page played his guitar in a fashion that took his music to a new place. It was harder and the sound was unique and fresh.

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