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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Music Man is an American guitar and bass guitar manufacturer.
It is a division of the Ernie Ball corporation. Tom Walker approached Leo Fender about financial help in forming Tri-Sonix. White had worked with Leo in the very early days of Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company as the plant manager and stayed on after the company was sold to the CBS Corporation, but had grown unhappy with their management. Tom Walker worked as a sales rep at Fender.
Because of a 10-year non-compete clause in the 1965 contract that sold the Fender companies to CBS, Leo Fender was a silent partner. The name of this partnership was changed to Musitek, Inc.
1973 and in January 1974 the final name, Music Man, appeared. Leo Fender did not like the name Tri-Sonix, so the name evolved under Leo Fender’s suggestion to call the new company Music Man.