Sunday, 21 November 2010

Clarence White's 1968 Fender Telecaster B-Bender prototype

'Here is Clarence White's 1968 Fender Telecaster with original string pitch bender prototype as purchased from him in the early 1970s. An incredible piece of the early history of Clarence White and the invention that later became the "Parsons White String Pull", and then more commonly known as the "b-bender".'

We've looked at B-Benders before here on Guitarz, but this one would appear to be the one that started it all. Note the external mechanism and the false back. This is a fantastic museum piece and an important part of guitar history!

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. This is NOT Clarence White's original B-bender prototype! The guitar with the original B-Bender is now (and has been since 1979) in the hands of Marty Stuart.



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