5.0 out of 5 stars
Fabulous and colourful history of a legendary company!, Jun 7 2010
Terry Foster's book, Fender: The Golden Age, is a meticulously researched volume documenting the company's "Golden" era from 1946-1970. The book reveals the detailed history of such iconic instruments as the Stratocaster, Telecaster and Jazzmaster guitars, and also of less well-known instruments, such as mandolins, lap steels, pedal steels, and of course, amplifiers. In addition, Foster's book features hundreds of colour pictures of rare custom finish instruments. Fender: The Golden Age also captures images of Fender's catalogues, brochures, and promo items: literally everything that the company used to market and advertise its products during its most productive and inventive era. A wonderful book that makes a great reference for any musician's or popular music fan's library.