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Fender George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Rocky
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Move over, Rosewood Telecaster — the George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster is an exacting replica of the quiet Beatle's most iconic Fender guitar, right down the Grimwoods sticker on the headstock! The legend goes that one night in 1967, George decided to give his ’61 Sonic Blue Strat a makeover to match the era’s psychedelic spirit, and this limited-edition model nails every last detail. The lightweight alder body is loaded with a trio of vintage-style ’60s Stratocaster pickups that Music Experience guitarists find are perfect for laying down some Rubber Soul-era riffs, while the maple/rosewood neck’s mid-’60s “C” profile and vintage-correct 7.25-inch radius frets remain true to the original. A high-performance 6-string and a collector’s piece all in one, the Fender George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster is a stunning tribute to one of rock music’s most beloved instruments.

Fender George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster at a Glance:

  • Alder Body
  • Hand-painted Rocky artwork
  • Vintage-style ‘60s Stratocaster pickups
  • Mid-’60s “C”- shape maple neck
  • 7.25” radius slab rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Custom Rocky picks

Custom “Rocky” finish

Heavily inspired by early rock ’n’ rollers like Buddy Holly, John Lennon and George Harrison purchased their first Fenders, a matching pair of 1961 Sonic Blue Stratocasters, during the Help! sessions in 1965. These guitars featured heavily on the Beatles’ mid-period output, but as the hippy era of free love began to take off, Sonic Blue simply didn’t cut it anymore! In 1967, George stayed up late one night, and, with the help of a few bottles of enamel paint and his wife Pattie Boyd’s nail polish, gave his Strat a psychedelic new look, complete with polka dots, fluorescent swirls, and references to two of his favorite rockers. George dubbed this Strat “Rocky,” and it sits front and center on many of the Beatles’ later works, including the legendary “All You Need Is Love” performance on the world’s first international television broadcast.

    Comfortable mid-’60s “C”-profile neck

    This Strat’s mid-’60s “C”-profile maple neck proves that the George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster is much more than a piece of 6-string art! One of the most comfortable neck profiles around, Fender combines this carve with a gorgeous rosewood fingerboard and vintage-correct frets for a smooth, fast feel. Just like George’s original, this Strat features an old-school 7.25-inch radius that’s unmatched when it comes to easy chording — and as George’s playing attests, it’s no slouch when it comes to lead.

    Vintage-style ’60s Stratocaster pickups

    From Rubber Soul on, the Strat became one of George’s favorite guitars, and it’s all over the group's mid-period output. The George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster’s trio of vintage-style ‘60s Stratocaster pickups captures this single-coil magic perfectly, providing a round bottom end and bell-like trebles. From the inspired chordal solo on “In My Life” to the iconic “Day Tripper” riff, this Strat’s pickups deliver an incredibly authentic re-creation of some of George’s most famous tones.

    What Fender Says...

    George Harrison’s impact and influence on popular music is unparalleled. Known for pushing musical boundaries and sonic experimentation, George’s inventive hooks and groundbreaking tones helped propel the Beatles into legendary status. George played a variety of iconic guitars throughout his career, but the most visually distinctive was his 1961 Sonic Blue Stratocaster, hand-painted in psychedelic Day-Glo colors and affectionately named “Rocky.” George acquired the guitar in 1965 and first used it on the Beatles’ Rubber Soul album and continued to play it extensively on subsequent recordings including Revolver, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour and the White Album. The George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster features an alder body lovingly hand-painted with a replica of Harrison's famous psychedelic brushstrokes. Every last detail is captured, from the artwork on the pickguard and plastic parts to a replica decal on the back of headstock from Grimwoods - the original music store where the guitar was purchased. A trio of vintage-style ‘60s Stratocaster pickups sing with dynamic, crystalline tone that hearkens back to Fender's golden age. A Mid-’60s “C”- shape maple neck with a 7.25” radius slab rosewood fingerboard and 21 vintage-style frets offers a familiar neck profile with a comfortable feel. Finally, the Rocky Strat features a vintage-style synchronized tremolo and tuners which provide the look and feel of a classic Fender instrument.

    Alder Body

    A classic Fender tone wood, alder’s sound is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs.

    Hand-painted “Rocky” Artwork

    The psychedelic finish is painted by hand, just like Harrison’s original “Rocky”.

    Mid-‘60s “C”-shaped Maple Neck

    Remarkably comfortable, the mid "’60s C"-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel—a perfectly rounded shape that’s thinner at the first fret, thicker at the twelfth.

    7.25” Radius Slab Rosewood Fingerboard With 21 Vintage-style Frets

    Hosting 21 vintage-style frets, the 7.25”-radius slab rosewood fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument.

    Vintage-Style 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo

    One of our most innovative designs, this six-point tremolo offers proper intonation, full adjustability and easy access to vibrato sounds.

    Vintage-voiced ‘60s Stratocaster Pickups

    These ‘60s-era pickups produce vintage-accurate tones full of the bell-like, crystalline timbre that made Fender instruments famous.

    Fender George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

    • Stunning re-creation of George Harrison’s legendary ’61 Strat, dubbed "Rocky"
    • Alder body with a psychedelic finish that captures every detail of George’s hand-painted artwork
    • Maple neck in a comfortable mid-’60s “C”-shape
    • Gorgeous rosewood fingerboard
    • 3 vintage-style ’60s Strat pickups replicate George’s mid-to-late-period tone on many classic Beatles tracks
    • Vintage frets in a 7.25-inch radius are ideal for rhythm work
    • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo produces a classic Strat warble

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape Stratocaster
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Material Alder
              Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
              Color Hand Painted Rocky Artwork over Sonic Blue
              Neck Material Maple
              Neck Shape '60s C
              Radius 7.25"
              Fingerboard Material Slab Rosewood
              Fingerboard Inlay Aged White Dots
              Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
              Scale Length 25.5"
              Nut Width 1.650"
              Nut Material Bone
              Bridge/Tailpiece 6-saddle Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
              Tuners Fender Vintage-style
              Neck Pickup Vintage-style '60s Single-coil Strat
              Middle Pickup Vintage-style '60s Single-coil Strat
              Bridge Pickup Vintage-style '60s Single-coil Strat
              Controls 1 x master volume, 2 x tone (neck/middle, bridge), 5-way blade pickup switch
              Strings 9-42
              Case Included Hardshell Case
              Manufacturer Part Number 0140610772