For a limited engagement, the Fender Visitor Center will be exhibiting authentic Jimi Hendrix memorabilia along with the intimate in-studio photography of Jimi's producer, Eddie Kramer. The exhibit coincides with the new Legacy Recordings release of Jimi Hendrix, People, Hell and Angels, a collection of re-mastered and previously unreleased studio recordings.
Experience more than 8,000 square feet of exhibits featuring hundreds of instruments, amps, photos, historical artifacts, interactive displays and more that give guests from all over the world a fascinating, educational and unforgettable firsthand look at the entire Fender story from 1946 to today.
Enjoy browsing and shopping for apparel, accessories, collectibles and other items in the retail shop, purchase an instrument in the Guitar Specialty Store, embark on the Fender Factory and Custom Shop tour, and enter the "Wood Vault," where you can design and purchase your very own Fender American Design instrument.
From the Fender Visitor Center you'll embark on the Fender Factory and Custom Shop tour for a fascinating up-close and start-to-finish look at the remarkable transformation of raw materials into fine Fender guitars, basses, amplifiers and other products.
Watch as Fender staff in the Wood Mill, Metal Shop, Final Assembly and other areas practice their craft, and see actual instruments and amps take shape at each stage in their production. Finally, your guide will escort you into the "Dream Factory" - the world-famous Fender Custom Shop - for an unprecedented firsthand look at the creation of the very best of Fender's best.
STUDENTS/TEENS (13-17)... $6
CHILDREN 9-12... FREE
(Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Open to the public every weekday except Wednesday.
Take SR-91 to Corona, then exit 47 north to Auto Center Drive. Turn right onto Railroad Street. Turn left onto Cessna Circle. The Fender Visitor Center is at 301 Cessna Circle.
Fender: Building a Legend—an iBook edition of the Fender Visitor Center's lavishly illustrated guidebook—is now available to all on the Apple iPad, whereas the original print edition is available exclusively at the Fender Visitor Center facility. In multi-touch form, the iBook edition takes you behind the scenes with video, interactive photo galleries and more to show you how the sound and the magic begin inside Fender’s main U.S. manufacturing facility. It’s a must-have for the avid Fender fan and player.