August 30, 2013 in Historic Fenders

Historic Fenders: George Harrison’s Rosewood Telecaster

rosieGeorge Harrison’s 1968 Rosewood Fender Telecaster (Serial No. 235594) was used in the Let It Be movie, in the Abbey Road album recording, and in the Cream song Badge. It was also used in The Beatles’ memorable live roof-top performance at the Apple building in London.

The Telecaster is one of the staples of Fender’s line of electric guitars. It is Fender’s original solid body and in the late sixties, there were only a few versions of it available. It was around that time that German Master Builder Roger Rossmeisl designed two innovative Telecasters: the Thinline Telecaster and the Rosewood Telecaster.

The first Rosewood Telecaster was Fender’s gift to Harrison to be used in the movie Let It Be. Rossmeisl and Philip Kubicki … Continue Reading