Country Of Origin: US
Body Finish: Polyester Satin Matte
Body Shape: Modified Telecaster
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Modern “Deep C”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Frets Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ
Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Truss Rods: Bi-Flex
Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8″ Hex (Allen)
Controls: Master Volume, “Mod” Knob, 5-Way Switch
Bridge: Modern Asymmetrical
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Pickguard: Clear (optional)
Strings: Fender Dura-Tone 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)
The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC, or simply Fender) is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers. Fender produces acoustic guitars, bass amplifiers and public address equipment, but is best known for its solid-body electric guitars and bass guitars, particularly the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Precision Bass, and the Jazz Bass.
The company was founded in Fullerton, California by Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender in 1946. Its headquarters are in Los Angeles, California. The FMIC is a privately held corporation, with Andy Mooney serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The company filed for an initial public offering in March 2012, but this was withdrawn five months later.
In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, Fender has manufacturing facilities in Corona, California (US) and Ensenada, Baja California (Mexico).