FENDER ROSEWOOD TELECASTER (USA MODELS 1969-1972)

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1969 to 1972

Fender first produced Rosewood Telecasters as custom models in 1968:  George Harrison used a custom Rosewood Telecaster on the recording of the Let it Be Album. The production model of the Fender Rosewood Telecaster was introduced in 1969 - and featured a rosewood body and neck. From 1971 to 1972 it was offered with a lighter, hollow chambered body. Large numbers were not produced in this first production run from 1969 to 1972.

The Rosewood Telecaster was later reissued as a Japanese made model in the 1980s and as a Fender Custom Shop model.

Specifications (18)

Body

Body materialrosewood body
Body styleTelecaster style
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard

Hardware

Bridgestrings-through bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsnatural finish
Number of strings6 strings

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialrosewood neck
Number of frets21 fret

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 single coil pickups

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