I have spoken on this blog about a certain guitar maker. In fact a make of guitars I have never tried in my life.
This is G&L, the G standing for George Fullerton and the L standing for Mr Leo Fender himself.
Leo died a few years back and the music world and industry lost one it’s greatest inventers.
Founded a few years ago, Leo was once quoted in reference to his G&L guitars “these, are the real Fenders”.
Having just paid a visit to the G&L site, I found this press release.
Guitar Pioneer and G&L Musical Instruments’ Founding Partner, George Fullerton Passes
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of George Fullerton, founding partner and the “G” in G&L Musical Instruments. George died on Saturday of heart failure, only weeks after his own wife passed away. Besides his son, Geoff, he is survived by a daughter, Diane, and two grandchildren. A memorial has been scheduled for 10 a.m. July 25 at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. Instead of flowers, the family has asked that donations be sent to the St. Jude Memorial Foundation. 7/07/2009
While people harp on about Michael Jackson, it’s worth noting that in the process of over done sobbing and BS, a true peace of music history has just passed and gone to meet his old buddy, partner and true legend Leo Fender.
I have an email in the form of an invite to meet Mr Les Paul that is about a year old now, I think I’d better get my finger out and do something before it’s too late.