I have a friend who manufactures casino gaming machines. He hires all asian women to stuff PC boards and assemble tiny parts etc. Says they are the most nimble fingered, fast and efficient workers.I think there's a YT video where Mike Mathews of EH comments about women being his best pedal builders.
I have a custom shop Strat at home on loan from a friend. I had a look under the hood and saw the „Abby“ signature on the PUs. I did some research and it was quite interesting. This is hands down the best sounding Fender guitar i have ever heard in my life. Incredible open tone. The guitar is only worth about 1500-2000$ and half of that price is the PU set.I think it's pretty cool that the Mexican women who wind for Fender end up having their first names become status symbols. Abby and Jozefina pickups demand a premium on the market.
I think it's pretty cool that the Mexican women who wind for Fender end up having their first names become status symbols. Abby and Jozefina pickups demand a premium on the market.
Perhaps better dexterity with fine work with the hands. We only hire women for an inspection and packaging process. It requires, quickness, a delicate touch and accuratacy....so yeah I can see where this applies in winding or pedal building.He suggests they are better at repetitive tasks.
There's a video out there of the old Kalamazoo factory and there are a ton of women building those beautiful old classic Gibbies.
And that little bug, maybe a grasshopper (?), there to help them! Or was it a trained spy from Fender?Late-1960s Kalamazoo era, right? Where they are making SGs? Awesome video. I've watched it in slow motion more times than I want to comfortably admit, trying to learn everything.
Gibson was full of women, long before that. I believe this photo was the Banner era. As I understand it, during wartime, the wives came in to work while the husbands were away.
I have this photo printed on the wall in my shop.
Though not women, but still related as another inspiring photo on my shop wall, I also have this photo of a young Ken Underwood and Dudley Craven. It was about this age, they started building the first Marshall amps!
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