The Blog

Signed, Carved, and Numbered: A Full Examination of our Rare 1972 Fender LTD

January 25, 2023

Picture this: one day you’re scrolling online, doing a bit more research about a 1972 Fender LTD you’ve just received in stock. You’re just about ready to stop, believing you’ve found sufficient information…until you come across a 1999 Vintage Guitar Magazine article written by Philip Kubicki. You casually skim the paragraphs, looking for insight written… Read More…

Gear Breakdown: The Rolling Stones’ First Ed Sullivan Appearance

January 11, 2023

Though it wasn’t always this way, The Rolling Stones are synonymous with American culture. Despite being from the UK, this iconic group’s music, dance moves, and logo are all instantly recognizable in the United States and around the globe. The Stones entered the US music scene in 1964, an era now commonly referred to as… Read More…

Guitar Highlights: Oscar Moore’s Fender Nocaster

December 27, 2022

It’s hard to find a guitar more incredible than this. Not only is it the first custom-color Fender made through their factory production line, but it is also the first Fender guitar to receive gold hardware – a true luxury next to Fender’s usual nickel. All of this feels unreal but yet, here it is!… Read More…

The Greatest Guitar Finds: “O’ Canada”

December 14, 2022

In 2001, I purchased the greatest 1959 Gibson Les Paul that I have ever touched. I remember it like it was yesterday…the phone call that provided me with one of the best Bursts I would ever have in our store. It starts with my friend Francis* and his girlfriend Danielle*, who lived in Montreal, Canada…. Read More…

Guitar Highlights: George Fullerton’s 1954 Stratocaster

December 3, 2022

A few months ago, there we all stood; awestruck as we opened a mint tweed case and thrilled as we studied what was inside. We are honored to have this opportunity, and lucky to write about this very special instrument recently added to our inventory. This is George Fullerton’s 1954 Fender Stratocaster, a one-of-a-kind piece… Read More…

Swiden’s Stunning Sparkles: Fender’s Sparkle Finishes

November 30, 2022

Some of the guitars we’re very fortunate to have in our collection are an array of extremely rare, original 50s and 60s Sparkle Fenders! These finishes feature large metallic “flecks” that give each guitar a glitzy effect. This style of painting was and is extremely popular in the automotive industry, from its invention to this… Read More…

Welcome to Our New Website!

November 9, 2022

Welcome to the newly redesigned Well Strung Guitars website! We implemented a slew of design changes to make browsing and enjoying our selection easier than ever before! We wanted to take this opportunity to walk you through some of those changes.  Firstly, we’ve listed an additional 50 or so guitars we’ve never had on our… Read More…

Fender’s Electric XII

July 2, 2021

In the early 1960s, there was a clamor to capture the jangly, bright, and unique sound produced by a relatively new invention; the electric twelve-string guitar. Acoustic twelve-string guitars had been accompanying folk and blues music since the 1920s/1930s but were seen as little more than novelties. Until the early 1960s, when George Harrison put… Read More…

Gibson’s Rare Birds

March 4, 2020

With the turn of a new decade, Gibson was looking to add a new solid-body electric guitar to their lineup in an effort to keep up with other large companies like Fender. Fender had been successfully targeting a younger generation of musicians; doing so with interesting body shapes, bold and bright custom colors, and a… Read More…

Fender’s Summer of Love

August 6, 2019

As many of you know, the origin of the Fender Telecaster dates back to 1951. Leo Fender revolutionized guitar building and music with the introduction of the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar ever. Flash forward to the summer of 1967: The Summer of Love; where the colors were bright and the styles were psychedelic. CBS-era Fender… Read More…