When Leo Fender was just getting started and there was an internet . How do you think that the internet would have responded to some guy that can't even play an instrument wanting to design and build them based on his own new ideas ? Using some of the comments in this forum alone , I believe that it would not have been a friendly place . Somehow , the pioneers of this industry managed to stay their course and forge ahead . Such is the lot of those that dare to challenge the status quo . I say thanks to each and every one of you .