The Pinecaster Book.
The Pinecaster Book will be a thorough and extensive research project of the solidbody electric guitar scene from the mid-1930s through the early 1950s, giving special attention to the first prototypes and pre-production non-truss rod Fender guitars. The premise of this new audio-visual interactive book project is to not only present what Leo Fender had on his radar when he started tweaking the solidbody guitar concept in 1948 with detailed pictures and specs, but to provide A/B comparisons of actual instruments produced at the very beginning of the Fender story captured on video and played in the hands of some of today’s masters.
We all know how historically important these primitive artifacts are, but we tend to overlook their role as musical instruments.
Wouldn’t you want to see a Fender prototype in the hands of one of your guitar heroes and hear their impressions? How does it sound and feel? How is the balance of the instrument? The neck profile? The tonal variation in different positions? How does the sound of a 1948 Bigsby guitar differ from a 1949 Fender Esquire or a 1950 Broadcaster? What was the inspiration and evolution that created the Fender Telecaster we know and love today?
Please stay tuned for the launch of the Pinecaster Book project in 2016.
Dos Hombres on a mission
The making off
Fender Broadcaster #0249
Fender Esquire 0095 (Arlis McMinn)
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