Ted, Was that your mom winding pickups? Acorn didn't fall far from the tree. hehe :)
Awesome stuff! 50 years ago! where are all of that people, nowadays?... Great stuff was going on for sure!!!
Hi folks, if you like old movies, I invite to see this one:
This is my hometown in August 1958... No soundtrack, but great stuff... this is a movie to promote the city of Viana do Castelo, a catholic festivity called the pilgrimage "Nossa Sr.ª da Agonia"...
See the magic! You won't regret...
Btw, Portugal by the time was living under dictatorship!
Please don't get pissed with me... I know this is not related with Fender Guitar Factory Tour in 1959... but it's a worth great movie!
I wonder who winds the Texas Special Pickups these days. That's what's in my Reissue Strat. Either way I want a set of Abbeys. Hell I wanna work @ Fender!Richard, you are referring to pickups wound by Abigail Ybarra - the legendary Abby who worked for fender for 40+ years before Fender was bought out by CBS (I believe). That's her at 5:57 in the video above, they even put her name on the screen, no one else was named. I think she went to work in the Jackson Custom Shop afterwards, which was eventually bought by Fender (FMIC).
As with any legendary character, there are conflicting stories. Many believe that it is her 'ball of yarn' scatter technique that gave the pickups that came from her particular winding station that certain magic tone. Others believe it is just smart marketing hype on the part of Fender. Either way, in some circles pickups signed by Abby are revered and worth a lot of money.
The bandsaw guy had all ten fingers.
The Fender joke probably everybody has heard before, What is the difference between the guitars made in Mexico vs. the guitars made in America? In Mexico, the guitars are built and assembled by Mexicans,, and the guitars made in America are built and assembled by Mexicans.