Fender built several instruments in the late 60s made completely of hand-selected rosewood. These were in production only very briefly and are now highly collectable on the vintage market. Jimi Hendrix reportedly had one of the first Rosewood Stratocaster guitars, and George Harrison of the Beatles used one of the original Rosewood Telecaster guitars on Let It Be and for the famous Apple Records rooftop concert in January 1969.
The Closet Classic Rosewood Telecaster is once again offered as a Limited Edition for 2013 and is a meticulously crafted replica of one of the most sought after guitars in Fender history. Features include a rosewood body, rosewood neck with early-’60s “oval C”-shaped profile and no skunk stripe or plug, rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 6105 frets, vintage-style hardware, Twisted Tele pickups with modern wiring, and satin urethane Closet Classic finish. Each guitar comes with a Limited Edition case, decal, neck plate and certificate of authenticity.
Limited Rosewood Telecaster
Neck Shape:Early '60s Oval "C"
Scale Length:25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard Radius:9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Narrow Jumbo
Nut Width:1.675" (42.5 mm)
Position Inlays:White Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup:Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele
Controls:Master Volume, Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass).
Pickup Switching:3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge:3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Telecaster® with Threaded Saddles
Tuning Machines:Fender Vintage "F" Stamped
Included Accessories:Cable, Strap, Limited Edition Case, Limited Edition Certificate of Authenticity
Item #: cz522014
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