To his credit, Morrish doesn't stop there but goes on describe in detail Fender's CBS years, including the specific contributions of those amp designers who came after Leo Fender, such as Ed Jahns, Paul Rivera, and humbucker-designer Seth Lover.The CBS years end when a group of Fender executives led by Bill Schultz got together in 1985 and bought the company for .5 million, which got them very little, not even a factory or buildings -- just the Fender name, product lines and some inventory. Pickups are Custom shop 54*s Bridge pickup is wired to tone control. This guitar has 3 custom shop strat pickups and 3 seperate volume controls. On 9 March 2011 in New York City, Bonhams hosted a landmark auction that included 138 lots, the great majority from Eric Clapton's personal collection. Included in the sale were instruments and amps by Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Martin, and Music Man.
This not a comprehensive book on the subject nor can it be with only 96 skinny 4 1/2" X 9" pages.Amp: Serial # C-05705, Tube chart dated November 1957, all part codes date 1957. Light scuffing on the tweed covering, no tears in the grille cloth, handle is perfect.Original 1957 RCA 6V6 and 5Y3, Steel: Serial # -04930.There is a bit of flaking on the bridge cover and light wear on the body edges. The amp sounds incredible, with lots of life in the tubes, creamy compression, and plenty of volume.The steel is a perfect match, with a strong pickup, and good looks.