Dale Hyatt began working for Leo Fender in January, 1946, upon returning from World War II. He left Fender Music when Leo sold the business to CBS in 1965, and rejoined Leo and George Fullerton when the 3 founded G&L. Dale's role and contributions are well documented in a number of books, including "Guitar Legends - The Evolution of the Guitar from Fender to G&L" (Centerstream Publishing, 1993) and also "Guitars From George & Leo" (Hal Leonard Publishing Co, 2005) - both written by George Fullerton. Dale is the father of and marketing strategist behind G&L's highly collectible Broadcaster model. During its only production period from May, 1985 through May, 1986, 869 guitars were made. Dale retired from G&L on November 4, 1991, about eight months following the death of his close friend, Leo Fender.