The solid-body electric guitar was designed to be easy to repair, according to Leo Fender, the lead inventor of the telecaster, the world's first solid-body elcetric guitar produced on a substantial scale. Solid-body electric guitars have evolved since the development of the Telecaster in the late 1940s, but the components of the earliest "Tele" are common to all solid-body electric guitars produced today. Her is a look at the first successful, mass produced guitar, one that still proves to be a avorite of many musicians today. To view more, click here to download the special feature