One of the new limited edition signature instruments by Fender is this stunning, all-rosewood George Harrison Tele.
The guitar is based on the Tele that George played in the Beatles’ Let It Be era. His original guitar was a gift from Fender and it was custom made by luthier Roger Rossmeisl. The guitar is featured on the recordings of Let It Be and Abbey Road, and you can also hear it on the song ‘Badge’ by Cream. You can see George’s original rosewood Tele in the Let It Be movie and on footage of the legendary rooftop concert from 1969.
Fender’s new model has a rosewood body with a maple center and a rosewood neck, and the laminated rosewood fingerboard features a 9,5″ radius. Because of the density of this wood species, the body is chambered to make it less heavy. This adds to the resonance of the instrument and provides lots of sustain. Rosewood is a tone wood with a unique sound that is characterized by clear highs and defined lows.
The new Fender George Harrison Telecaster has two American Vintage ’64 single coil Tele pickups and a three-way pickup selector switch. The neck has a comfortable C-profile from the mid ’60s and the neck plate features Harrison’s signature and an Om symbol.