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Find the value of her Fender in The Official VG Price Guide 2018!

Check out Jennifer Lyn jamming on Rory Gallagher’s “Cradle Rock” using a ’66 Fender Strat through a reissue Vox AC30 at VG’s world headquarters.

Fender’s History

1946 (1945)-present. Ca. 1939 Leo Fender opened a radio and record store called Fender Radio Service, where he met Clayton Orr ’Doc’ Kauffman, and in ’45 they started KF Company to build lap steels and amps. In ’46 Kauffman left and Fender started the Fender Electric Instrument Company. In January ’65 CBS purchased the company and renamed it… Turn to page 92 of The Guide to read Fender’s full history and pricing info.

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Find the value of his Gibson in The Official VG Price Guide 2018!

Vintage Guitar advertising director James Jiskra uses his ’62 Gibson ES-125 running through a Vox MV50 for a bit of jazzy blues.

Gibson’s History

1890s (1902)-present. Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan by Orville Gibson, a musician and luthier who developed instruments with tops, sides and backs carved out of solid pieces of wood. Early instruments included mandolins, archtop guitars and harp guitars. By 1896 Gibson had opened a shop. In 1902 Gibson was bought out by a group of investors who incorporated the business as Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company, Limited. The company was purchased by… Turn to page 133 of The Guide to read Gibson’s full history and pricing info.

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