Don Johnston


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Sales Manager
Company Name
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

Don Johnston has become a well-respected sales manager for the Fender Musical Instruments Corp.  He was hired just after CBS Musical purchased the famed electric guitar company in May 1965 and stayed with Fender via CBS until the brand was sold to a group of employees, headed by Bill Schultz.  He continued to work for Fender under Bill Schultz' until Don retired in 2005.  Years later Don was inducted into the Fender Hall of Fame for his long career with the company and his dedication to the brand of guitars, amps and accessories they made.