Leo Fender Left Lots of Good...

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  1. Tele-beeb

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    I am a Telecaster player.
    And like some here, I follow a newer sprout on a great tree.
    G&L is my brand of choice, mainly because I just like the feel, but, also... it was a continuation of a story.
    My latest ASAT has a certificate with the signature of Phyllis Fender on it.
    It may seem like a gimmick to many, but, for me her signature was a stamp of approval.
    I, personally, can’t see that she, or G&L would greatly profit from her signature.
    What I do see is a wife affirming that she approved of her husbands connection with his last gig.
    I read news in regard to Mrs. Fender in the past few days. I will leave that to those who know better.
    For me, I like story’s of Leo and Phyllis. They seem to be happy stories.
     
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    I live a stones throw away from Fullerton and G&L...it was sort of big news here.
     
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    She sounds like she had a big personality and was well-connected to the community and well-respected within it.

    I had never heard of her until reading this - I've just been sharing it with a few friends.
     
  6. Tele-beeb

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    I can imagine...
     
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    In the past(as I did)...you could literally drive right up to G&L custom shop...pop in and say hi. Very, very friendly. Two amazing gentleman that did so much for so many.

    The address certainly pays homage to Leo Fender and George Fullerton.

    G & L
    2548 Fender Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
     
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    Many thanks @Tele-beeb for his opening post.

    Led me first to the obit and then to the book:
    “Leo Fender - The Quiet Giant Heard Around The World”.

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    Great article.
     
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    Leonardo de Fender.
     
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    I hope Miss Phyllis will say Hello! to Leo and George for us. I don't mind being in debt to these people.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for posting. Very interesting story. I wasn’t aware of Mrs. Fender.
     
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    Nice article, though it spelled Freddie Tavares' name wrong. I am sorry to see that Phyllis Fender passed away; thanks for sharing.
     
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    What a nice article! Love and condolences to the Fender family. My mom just passed 2 weeks ago, at 94.
     
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    Cool thanks for sharing.
     
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    What I like about Leo is that he doesn't fit the connoisseur script. He was not some snobby type. He was an accountant, a radio repairman, and an entrepreneur. He liked country, and didn't care much for rock. He didn't lay claim to golden ears and voodoo, and yet his products made sounds that shaped music history.

    RIP Phyllis, who was a big part of his later story.
     
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