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In honor of George Harrison, the Fender Custom Shop has recreated the famous Rosewood Telecaster prototype seen in “Let It Be” with painstakingly detailed precision. Renowned for his masterfully understated, yet always inventive and inspirational guitar playing, Harrison laid the path for subsequent would-be rock guitarists to follow.
At an undisclosed location, Master Builder Paul Waller closely examined Harrison’s unique original instrument to recreate this legendary guitar as accurately as possible. Appearing stock to a casual observer, subtle details set this guitar apart as both a prototype instrument and an exceptional Custom Shop creation. The sleek rosewood neck is fashioned from two pieces of rosewood capped with a rosewood fingerboard, just like Harrison’s original, instead of the traditional one-piece construction. The neck’s visible seam line adds to the character of the instrument, marking it as a unique creation. The nut is 1/8” wider than most vintage Telecasters for a unique advantage while playing; the wider string spacing makes it easier to finger chords that ring out loud and clear, with plenty of crisp articulation.
In a subtly distinctive aesthetic touch, the early-‘60s style “spaghetti” logo decal sits atop the finish, instead of the era’s typical “transition” logo underneath the finish. The decal is also placed closer to the nut than is traditional, resulting in a relocated string tree and slightly altered break angle behind the nut. The hardware is as historically accurate as possible; a vintage-style three-saddle bridge, 21 narrow jumbo frets, a bone nut and classic Fender “F”-stamped tuning machines are all present, just as on the original instrument.
Paul Waller’s world-class craftsmanship and attention to detail, subtle aesthetic touches and appointments and, of course, the hand wound “Abby” pickups all add up to make the George Harrison Tribute Rosewood Telecaster a once-in-a-lifetime tribute to a truly fabulous instrument that could only come from the Dream Factory—the Fender Custom Shop.
Model Name: George Harrison Tribute Rosewood Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Natural
Model Number: 1509800821
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: Rosewood
Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Neck Material: Rosewood
Neck Shape: Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Position Inlays: Dot
Bridge Pickup: Abby Hand-Wound '68 Tele®
Neck Pickup: Abby Hand-Wound '68 Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: Vintage Style Tele® with Slotted Stainless Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Fender® Vintage "F" Stamped
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Polishing Cloth, Certificate of Authenticity
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