George Harrison received a rosewood telecaster from Fender in 1968. He quickly fell in love with the guitar and played it on Let It Be, Abbey Road, and during the Beatles' world-changing concert on the roof, ensuring that it is forever linked with the band, Harrison, and rock 'n' roll. This limited-edition Fender George Harrison Telecaster re-creation resurrects that magic, offering you the chance to own the guitar that changed the world. There will never be another George Harrison, but luckily there are these Fender George Harrison Telecasters.
In 1968, Fender built two all-rosewood Telecasters and sent one to George Harrison (the other was to go to Jimi Hendrix). George immediately bonded with the instrument and played it heavily on Abbey Road, Let It Be, and even for his guitar parts on Cream's "Badge." But it was the Beatles' final concert on the roof that cemented that guitar as one of the most important in rock history. After George's death, the original was sold back to the Harrison estate for nearly $500,000. But now you can make this re-creation your very own.
Fender took great care in the process of building the George Harrison Telecaster to remain respectful of George's original guitar. The body and neck are both multi-piece rosewood with a maple spacer in the body. And Fender went so far as to load American Vintage '64 Gray-bottom single-coil pickups into the guitar, nailing the tone and vibe of the original. However, the guitar's chambered body does away with the anchor weight of the original design. Pull this guitar out of its case, and there will be no question who your greatest guitar inspiration is.
Right now is your chance to own this groundbreaking guitar. But with only a limited number being made for worldwide distribution, they will be sold-out before you know it. Even fewer of these solidbody electric guitars are allocated to North America, making their availability even more scarce. But Music Experience was been able to get our hands on some for you. So give us a call right away to secure your piece of guitar, rock 'n' roll, and Beatles history. Now is your time to own a guitar that changed the world.
Admired for his inspiring playing ability and songwriting prowess, George Harrison reigns as one of the premier icons in music history. To honor Harrison's venerable career, we created the George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster, a limited-edition tribute that embodies George's elegantly restrained playing style and sound. Based on the original Telecaster created for Harrison by Roger Rossmeisel, this guitar remains true to its heritage with a classic look and the unique tone only an all-rosewood guitar can produce. The body is chambered for reduced weight and increased resonance; other features include a rosewood neck with a laminated 9.5" radius rosewood fingerboard and a custom neck plate engraved with an Om symbol. A classic in every way, this refined instrument was born from the era that defined rock n' roll. George Harrison’s legacy is one of innovation and creativity, and the rosewood Telecaster became one of his primary instruments of choice. The George Harrison Telecaster is an homage to a master and destined to become a treasured addition to any collection.
A variation on the original 1968 design, this rosewood Tele has a chambered body to reduce weight and add resonance.
This guitar features a rosewood neck, topped with a laminated 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard and pearloid dots.
These vintage-accurate single-coil Telecaster pickups offer hot, crystal-clear Tele twang.
The neck plate bears a custom-stamped George Harrison "Om" logo.
This Telecaster incorporates a vintage-style bridge with string-through-body design and three steel “barrel” saddles for extra bite.
This Telecaster features a “C”-shaped neck profile delivered straight from the 1960s to your hands. Remarkably comfortable, it suits any playing style.
|Body Type||Solidbody, Chambered|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Mid '60's C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Pearloid Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Medium Jumbo|
|Nut Material||Synthetic bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||3-saddle Vintage Style Tele with Threaded Steel Saddles|
|Tuners||Fender Vintage 'F' stamped|
|Neck Pickup||Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Tele Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Tele Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender USA 250L, .009-.042|
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