I was surprised to find out that Leo Fender, inventor of the most popular kind of guitar in the world, couldn’t play guitar at all.
He was 100% an engineer and had to bring in musicians to properly test out the prototypes he made. He couldn’t even tune a guitar and his more musically inclined co-workers often rushed in to tune up an instrument he was working on because they couldn’t stand to listen to it anymore.
Weird huh? When most people see a guitar they think this:
But this is what Fender would think: