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Fender Factory Tour - early days

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by 64Strat, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Have you seen this?

     

  2. TheFullMonty

    TheFullMonty Tele-Holic

    515
    Dec 27, 2012
    Arizona
    It gets posted quite often, but I still watch it every time :cool:
     

  3. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Its nice to have some video record of the people and tools.
     

  4. 73Fender

    73Fender Friend of Leo's

    Feb 28, 2010
    Jersey Shore
    Thanks for posting that, seen it once before. Well worth a repeat viewing. Love those sunburst Strats. And George Fullerton's dad cutting bodies, pretty cool.
     

  5. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    Here's the longer version....enjoy. Hard to find it.

     

  6. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2012
    New Mexico
    I found my dream job: Shirtless Guitar Tester in the Fender factory.:cool:
     

  7. Zac

    Zac Tele-Meister

    449
    Mar 30, 2003
    TN
    Never seen the full version before Banana. Very nice.
     

  8. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    I hear that Fender is going after a guy in Middle TN. He seems to be making more money on their knockoffs than they are these days.LOL
     

  9. Zac

    Zac Tele-Meister

    449
    Mar 30, 2003
    TN
    According to Fender's claim, he was using their headstock and logo.

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130305/WILLIAMSON05/303050052/2270

    Please take this to another part of the forum if you want to discuss this more. This issue is not about vintage Telecasters.
     

  10. TDPRI

    TDPRI Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    TDPRILAND
    Admin Post
    Hate to say it, when you act like a total jerk it comes back to haunt you and that guy they are suing was definitely in that category.

    And, don't kid yourself it was because he was making "more money". Go visit the Fender factory. See how many guitars are going out the door in a day. Kelton couldn't sell that many in 5 years.
     

  11. RollTide

    RollTide Tele-Meister

    290
    Dec 25, 2012
    Alabama
    So that's where that chest pubes on my vintage 59 Strat came from...
     

  12. TerryOz

    TerryOz Tele-Holic

    Age:
    63
    521
    Mar 25, 2003
    South Australia
    Great stuff. Can you publish the link to this longer version please?
     

  13. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

    Interesting to look at the old factory. Just as I imagined it, very casual, everything everywhere and no O.H.& S. A modern Factory Inspector would have a heart attack, no eye protection, hearing protection, exclusion zones, etc.
    There is an old joke that you could tell the number of years a bandsaw operator had been working by the number of lost fingers, one gone for every two years worked.
     

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