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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 Electric XII

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 were heard accompanying folk and blues music in the 1920s and 1930s, but were seen as little more than novelties until the early 1960s,… Read More…

Gibson’s Rare Birds

March 4, 2020

In the Early 1960s, Gibson was in need of a new solid body electric guitar in their lineup of instruments to keep up with other large companies like Fender. Fender had been successfully targeting and reaching a younger generation of musicians, and doing so with interesting body shapes, bold and bright custom colors and an… Read More…

Fender’s Summer of Love

August 6, 2019

As many of you know, the history of the Fender Telecaster dates back to 1951 when Leo Fender revolutionized guitar building and music with the introduction of the first-ever mass produced solid-body electric. Over the years, these guitars sold so well that they exist in essentially the same form to date. Flash back to the… Read More…