FENDER VINTAGE COLLECTION - on tour
The itinerant Fender museum brings the golden age of the Fender Factory. This unique Fender Vintage Collection, the only one in the whole world, contains all of the models of Stratocaster, telecaster, amplifiers, bass guitars and vintage custom components produced from 1951 to 1974. Allowing the visitor to come along on an awesome journey through music history; to admire the models, feel the original materials and see the design from nearby, and even to play on some of them in workshops and Master classes.
The collection has more than 100 instruments, with all the original cases and labels, and are shown in chronological order. The exhibition is enriched by a high number of original posters, boxes, catalogues and pictures, so that the visitor can go for a real journey in the past, and live in the magic atmosphere of an unforgettable era, with instruments chosen by Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits and many other legendary names.
It was 1950 when for the first time an electric guitar appeared in a musical instruments shop. The beginning of what we call “the modern music age”. That guitar was built by legendary Leo Fender, the founder of the brand “Fender” sited in California (USA). His fundamental mission was to build simple and practical instruments, that could be functional and practical for every musician. Fender Factory always was a synonym of quality, versatility and hand crafting. Fender became a worldwide leader creating instruments that are used by many million musicians today, after creating the first electric guitar and the first electric bass guitar ever made.