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K&F Manufacturing Corporation

K&F Manufacturing Corporation (Kauffman & Fender) was a company started by Clayton Orr Kauffman and Leo Fender in 1945. K&F manufactured amplifiers and electric lap steel guitars. Very few of the K&F instruments have survived. The amps featured an 8" speaker with one input with a volume control or a 10" speaker with two inputs and controls for Volume and Tone. The amps were sprayed with a gray "crinkle" finish with bare wood at the bottom where a bracket held the box during spraying. Kauffman left the company in February 1946. The company then became Fender.[1]

K&F Manufacturing Corporation
IndustryMusical instruments
FounderClayton Orr Kauffman and Leo Fender
Productsamplifiers and electric lap steel guitars


  1. ^ John Teagle, John Sprung, Fender Amps:The First Fifty Years. Hal Leonard Corporation, 1995, p. 25.