This limited-edition Tele, based on the guitar created exclusively for Harrison by Roger Rossmeisel in 1967, embodies George's elegantly restrained playing style and sound.
Why We Love This
As the story goes, Fender planned to introduce an all-rosewood Telecaster to its wide range of offerings. Who better to play the prototype than Harrison?
After he received the gift in 1968, the Rosewood Telecaster quickly became an iconic instrument, as it was used it in the film Let It Be, during the Beatles’ Abbey Road recording sessions, and even in the Beatles’ iconic final public performance on the rooftop of the Apple Corps headquarters.
Based on the original that was built by luthier Roger Rossmeisl, this model boasts a chambered rosewood body, a rosewood neck and fingerboard, and a custom neck plate engraved with an Om symbol.
For those who've never played a rosewood Tele, they definitely have their own sound - their own 'flavor' compared to Tele's made from more traditional woods like Ash and Alder. Being a dense wood, Rosewood imparts a slightly springy, darker version of the classic Tele twang.