Phyllis Fender

Phyllis Fender was married to Leo Fender, the great pioneer of the solid body electric guitar. After many publications on his life’s work, it was a refreshing treat to hear about the man behind the workbench. Mrs. Fender recalled his passion for his work and how he would wake up in the middle of the night with an idea. She spoke of their marriage, his love of ice cream and the illness that took him from her in 1991.

Interview Date:
September 20, 2003
Job Title:
Wife of Leo Fender
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

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