Did You Know This?

  • Leo Fender wasn’t a guitarist but a saxophonist. The first product that he manufactured was an amplifier. The aesthetics of Fender’s first amplifier still very much mirrors that of the amps out on the market today.

 

  • The technical denomination of the pick is ‘Plectrum’ from the Greek plektron meaning “thing to strike with”.

 

  • Franz Shuber composed on a guitar hung over his bed as he couldn’t meet the expense of buying a piano.

 

  • Londoner guitar fan Chris Black had a wedding ceremony to marry his melodious and loyal Fender Stratocaster.

 

  • Jimi Hendrix played right-handed guitars, left-handed. In his teenage years, he got expelled from his high-school for holding a white girl’s hand during class.

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