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+1 To the above comments.

A sincere thanks to Dave Wronski for setting this up for us, and since I believe that Jeff (Big Tiki Dude) and Craig Skelly may have also helped with this, my thanks to them also.

Aside from enjoying the tour, I even had the opportunity to chat with Craig Skelly, Guy Moore and Ivan Pongracic as well. A nice way to spend a day playing hookie from work.

A side note: I'm in the the Collision Repair Industry, and when I told my customers that I'd be taking a 'Personal Day' to tour the Fender Factory (My first personal day off in 6+ years) they thought I was an idiot for wanting to see car parts being made. When I when I elaborated that I was talking about Fender guitars, they understood. As one co-worker said, "Oh. You mean like Stratocasters?" Yeah. Like Stratocasters. Heh heh.

-Cheers, Clark-

-Less Paul, more Reverb-

Last edited: Aug 11, 2017 18:53:48

Thank you very much for the opportunity to tour the Fender factory, it was worth the drive!!

I really enjoyed this. Big thank you to Dave Wronski, Craig Skelly, and our great tour guide. It was quite eye opening seeing how these guitars and amps are made.

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Here are my photos from the factory tour. Had a WONDERFUL time! BIG thanks to Dave and Jeff for making it happen!

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Last edited: Aug 20, 2017 18:42:21

Thanks for the pics. I'm gonna go cry now that I didn't get to make it. Smile

NICE PHOTOS!!!! I thought Dave Wronski might have made it into a few.

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Yes! A big thanks to Dave and Jeff for this! Like Brian said, it was eye opening seeing these being made in person. I've seen a fair amount of machine shops and "production houses", but this really floored me. I fully expected to se much more automation taking place. If you weren't GASing just a little after this, you might need to see a doctor.

-John

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