Elvis Presley's '68 Fender Rosewood Telecaster Prototype Is Listed on Reverb

A few days ago, a very special vintage guitar was listed on Reverb that we just had to highlight. This is a 1968 Fender Rosewood Telecaster that was built as a prototype guitar for Elvis Presley.

If this setup sounds familiar, it's likely because we've written before about George Harrison's famous Rosewood Tele prototype. As it turns out, this guitar was made for and sent to Elvis at the same time that Harrison got his. This listing comes along with a letter from Fender's Nashville rep at the time, Eddie Miller, dated September 16, 1969 that verifies its provenance.

Fender Rosewood Telecaster 1968

According to the listing, the King himself used his one-of-six Rosewood Telecaster prototype intermittently over the months after he got it before ultimately deciding that it was too heavy for him. He sent it back to Eddie Miller, and the Rosewood Tele then made its way to Nashville producer Scotty Turner.

Now, the guitar is ready to take the mantle as the crown jewel of a new buyer's collection. Be sure to check out the listing for more pictures and information. And to see some of the other excellent vintage guitars newly listed to Reverb, check out our vintage guitars gallery here.

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