Fender 1971 Rosewood Telecaster
All original 1971 Rosewood Telecaster. The original Rosewood Telecaster was built as a prototype for George Harrison in 1968, and 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.
This specific Tele comes with all its original parts, original hardshell case, and the original "ashtray" pickup cover. The original neck pickup has been removed and then put back. The finish has developed a fine natural checking over the years.
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
Serial #: R107452