Today I went to the Fender factory and Visitor Center at Corona, California. Had a great time checking out the Custom Shop and all the cool stuff at the Visitor Center (did you know you can design a guitar there at the Fender American Design section, with whatever finish you like, and probably get it much sooner than a Custom Shop instrument?). I’ll post a full factory tour article soon, but in the meantime, here’s a highlight: I met Abigail Ybarra, who was hired by Fender in 1956, and she still winds pickups in the Custom Shop today. Awesome. Abigail is living Fender history and many players proudly proclaim that they play pickups wound by her.