By all accounts, Leo Fender was a quiet, unassuming man, but he changed the world. Reportedly he had little talent for playing a musical instrument or singing, but loved country western music and was relentlessly interested in improving the sound produced by electric guitars. He would ask musicians of the day to try out his gear, then he would go listen to them in concert and later head back to his shop to make changes to further improve the sound. I'm a huge fan, and own a number of Fender guitars and amps.
|Photo credit: Guitar Legends: The Evolution of the Guitar from Fender to G&L, by G. Fullerton,|