Vintage Guitar: What Would Leo Do? The Fender ’57 Amp

HISTORY TELLS US THAT Leo Fender wasn’t much for “fancifying” things. More meat-and-potatoes than chicken and walnut curry, Leo was a simply guy, and that ethos carried over to the goods produced by his company, whose early amps were covered in tweed or plain black Tolex (for flavor, sometimes brown) and guitars were mostly slabs of wood cut with no fancy arches, curves, routes, or headstock angles.

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