A review & demo of the 2017 Fender George Harrison Telecaster. The Rosewood Telecaster was made famous by George Harrison. Used extensively on the Let It Be sessions and in public during the Beatles final performance on roof top of the Apple Building in London in 1969.
Initially made of two slabs of Rosewood either side of a thin layer of poplar and a very heavy guitar. There have only been a limited number of reissues of the Rosewood Telecaster including a Custom Shop version.
Launched at the Summer NAMM show in mid 2017 the body features two slabs of Rosewood that have been chambered to reduce the weight. A thin layer of maple is sandwiched between the two rosewood slabs.
The guitars is limited to 1,000 units worldwide.
This is what Fender says about the guitar:
"To honour Harrison's venerable career, Fender has created the George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster, a limited-edition commemoration that embodies Harrison’s elegantly restrained playing style and sound. Based on the original Telecaster created for Harrison by guitar designer Roger Rosemeil and Fender craftsman Philip Kubicki, this model 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 in 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 during a pivotal moment in his career."
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Guitar enthusiast and collector from Liverpool, England. Just turned 50 and my mid life crisis is guitars!!!!