Fender Rosewood Telecaster 1971

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The original Rosewood Telecaster was built as a prototype for George Harrison in 1968, and was entered into regular production in 1969. With some variation in the body composition, the Rosewood Tele was only produced until 1972, putting this item near the swan song of its original American production run. Further, a special run of chambered hollowbody editions were made between 1971-72.

Years of Production: 
1969 - 1972, 1980s - 1994 (Fender Japan), 2007 (Fender Custom Shop)

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Rosewood body, Maple neck, Maple fingerboard

Design Elements:  Three-chambered hollowbody, two single-coil pickups, black pickguard, dot inlays, Volume and Tone controls, 25 1/2-inch scale length

Notable Players: George Harrison, Steve Cooper


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