Fender have released a new signature model for George Harrison, the limited edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster. Inspired by the late Beatles guitarist, the instrument was made in conjunction with the Harrison estate in order to create a guitar ‘that embodies his elegantly restrained playing style and sound’.
The guitar is based upon a model that was built by Fender specifically for Harrison in 1968. That model was the first all-rosewood guitar ever produced by the company and was used in The Beatles, in particularly during the infamous rooftop concert in 1969.
This new edition has been hand crafted using modern luthier techniques and is a lightweight version of the original Rosewood Telecaster. The body has been chambered to reduce the weight and increase resonance, with reported tone that only rosewood can produce. Other features include a rosewood neck with a laminated 9.5” radius rosewood fingerboard and custom neck plate engraved with an Om symbol.
Fender are distributed in Australia through fender.com.au.