CORONA, CA - Fender Guitar will install two specialized high-production Anderson Exxact Twin Table CNC routers in its Corona, CA, plant this month. The machines are to be used for both neck and body machining of Fender's U.S. product line. The new machines include flexible production vacuum fixtures and robotic arm tool changers.
The wooden guitar manufacturer traces its roots to inventor Leo Fender, who improved on amplified hollow-body wood guitars instruments of the 1940s by creating a solid-body electric guitar and streamlining manufacture. He introduced a prototype solid-body instrument in 1951, the Telecaster guitar. It was the first solid-body Spanish-style electric guitar to be commercially mass-produced.
In 1985 Fender opened its flagship U.S. factory in Corona, CA; a second modern manufacturing facility opened in 1987 in Ensenada, Mexico. Also in 1987, the Fender Custom Shop opened at the Corona facility, creating dream instruments for professional guitarists and guitar enthusiasts.
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