Brought back by popular demand, Fender announces the second iteration of an iconic model in our Artist Signature series, the George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster® guitar.
In 2017, Fender honoured one of the premier icons in music history, George Harrison, with a limited-edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster®. This guitar was based on arguably the most iconic Telecaster in Fender history, a Rosewood Telecaster prototype gifted by Fender to the talented guitarist in 1968. Harrison fell in love with the instrument and used it for the rest of the decade including during the Let It Be sessions and the unforgettable final performance on the rooftop of Apple Corps headquarters.
The initial release of these signature Telecaster guitars in 2017 was limited to just 1,000 units worldwide and is marked as one of the fastest selling models within the series. This exclusiveness, coupled with the success of the landmark documentary that featured the Rosewood prototype “Get Back” in 2021 (an eight-hour opus documenting the Beatles during 1969), contributed to a groundswell of interest in this guitar and its re-release today.
The George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster® is inspired by the original instrument while making it more accessible to the modern player. Its Chambered Rosewood body keeps the weight down while adding resonance; a Rosewood “C” shaped neck with a modern 9.5″ radius provides comfort for all playing styles and its Pure Vintage ’64 Telecaster pickups are paired perfectly to the Rosewood, showcasing the wood’s natural tone.
This guitar caters to Beatles fans & collectors, but it is also the perfect instrument for songwriters. See here as the George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster celebrates the legacy of one of rock’s most treasured heroes.
- Chambered Rosewood Body
- Pure Vintage ‘64 Telecaster® Pickups
- Late-60’s “C”-shaped neck with 9.5” Radius & 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Vintage-Style Hardware
- Custom Engraved Neck Plate
FMIC has a long history of celebrating the impact of Harrison on music culture through the release of signature guitars celebrating different eras from the icon’s career from Fender, the Fender Custom Shop & Gretsch. In 2021, Fender Play – the complete online learning app for guitar, bass and ukulele, marked the 50th anniversary of Harrison’s solo album “All Things Must Pass” by releasing a collection of song lessons that help users learn to play Harrison-penned classics. The collection is currently live in Fender Play and contains songs such as “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “I Me Mine” and many more.