June 3, 2013 in Blog

A Quick History of Fender Amps

oldfenderampWhile Fender is highly regarded in the music world when it comes to their legendary guitars, they don’t often get the respect they deserve when it comes to their high quality amps. Let’s take a historical walk through some of the legendary amps Fender has put out over the years.

The K&F Woodie

Produced in 1946 when the Fender Electric Instrument Company was still K&F Manufacturing, which was run by Leo Fender and Doc Kauffman. These amp’s finishes were baked in a family oven. Created with a “gray crinkle” finish, few of these have survived today and they are considered rare collectables.


These amps are appropriately named after their cloth covering, which is composed of varnished cotton twill (whose feel and … Continue Reading