That time a TV company bought a guitar company and things didn’t end well

A pre-CBS Fender headstock.
A pre-CBS Fender headstock (Photo by irish10567 from Little Falls, NJ, USA, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Leo Fender thought he was dying

A more diverse CBS, but not in a good way

Prioritizing cost over quality

Buying back the brand

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