When Squier versions of these instruments appeared, demand for them as the "official" cost-conscious alternatives was immediate, and a brand name was reborn. B." Squier, a young English immigrant who arrived in Battle Creek, Mich., in the latter part of the 19th century, was a farmer and shoemaker who had learned the fine European art of violin making. Squier violin, banjo and guitar strings became well known nationwide and were especially popular among students because of their reasonable price.
At the time, many other established brands offered affordable copies of classic Fender models including the Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. Victor Squier started making his own hand-wound violin strings, and the business grew so quickly that he and his employees improvised a dramatic production increase by converting a treadle sewing machine into a string winder capable of producing 1,000 uniformly high-quality strings per day.
Since its introduction in the early '50s, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster guitar for its powerful tone and smooth playability.
The flag came off in 1975, but was reinstalled on September 12, 2001. The headstock of this guitar is of interest as it displays the large black Fender logo and bold script that I believe was introduced after the CBS takeover of 1964, probably around 1967.
Meanwhile, as the flood of Asian Fender copies surged over Europe, Fender sought a competitive low-cost alternative.
As with the Marshall logo, the original 'spaghetti' style Fender logo (above) is by [someone unknown], although general chatter suggests it was based on Leo Fender's own signature with the 'F' being simply reversed!
Even after reading descriptions of what these terms meant, I still needed a visual.
A picture is worth a thousand words, a sample is worth a million.