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The rise, fall and rebirth of Fender’s Rosewood Telecaster – the solidbody beloved by George Harrison

Rosewood Telecasters have been in and out of regular Fender production several times since 1969.  A reworking of Fender’s seminal solidbody electric guitar design by craftsmen Roger Rossmeisl and Philip Kubicki, the prototype guitar was custom-built for George Harrison in 1968 alongside an equivalent-style rosewood Stratocaster intended for Jimi Hendrix. While Hendrix sadly never received […]

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Fender’s George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster is back

The custom rosewood Telecaster that Fender built specially for George Harrison in 1968 wasn’t in his arsenal for long, but because the Beatle used it extensively on the Fab Four’s final records – Let It Be and Abbey Road – it’s become one of the electric guitars with which he’s most often associated. Fender introduced […]