Most would assume that the man who began making some of the finest and most famous guitars in the world was either a prodigy himself or extremely skilled, yet the complete opposite is true!
Leo Fender began the company that produces the most popular guitar in the world, yet he was certainly no musician; he was an engineer. He used both acoustic and electric guitars once he learnt how to play and understood the pros and cons of each.
In fact, he did not even know how to tune a guitar. Perhaps for this reason Fender set the standard for what an electric guitar should be and made some of the finest on the market. He looked less at the musical aspect and more at the mechanics of what made someone able to play a guitar and how to make it sound better. For his work, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 without playing an instrument!