Forrest White

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Forrest Fred White (21 May 1920 in West Virginia - 22 November 1994 in Banning, California [1]) was an American musical instruments industry executive, best known for his association with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

White began working at Fender on 20 May 1954,[2] eventually becoming its Vice President. Leo Fender named a line of student amplifiers and steel guitars after him in 1955.[citation needed] White remained with the company until December 1966. He was also a partner with Fender in the Music Man company after both men left Fender.

Later in 1994, White wrote and published a book called "Fender: The Inside Story" (ISBN 0879303093, Pub Group West) on the relationship he had with Leo Fender.


  1. "California Death Records" 27 November 2010
  2. "Soul of Tone: Celebrating 60 Years of Fender Amps" Tom Wheeler, 2007, Hal Leonard, ISBN 0634056131[page needed]