24 January 2012
J.W.Black, Albert Molinaro
128 pages, Hal Leonard (October 1, 2001)
When the Fender company added a bass to its growing family of instruments 50 years ago, it created a new world for musicians and revolutionized an industry in the process. With hundreds of photographs, this book chronicles the evolution of that instrument from 1951 to 2001, providing background history, and facts vital to understanding everything about this remarkable member of the Fender family.
This book is the Vintage Fender Bass Handbook.
The text and information is very easy to read and understand, most of it is in clearly captioned detailed photos. It covers all the models from the beginning to present, the book features co-author Albert Molinaro's unbelievable bass collection, the photos are worth the book price alone! This is really great if you are into Fender basses or vintage Fender guitars.
This book cleverly walks through the past and present of this amazing and historically significant instrument. "The Fender Bass" is a must have for any bass player, guitarist or Fender fan.