We are pleased to offer this very rare 1971 Rosewood Fender Telecaster made in Fullerton CA for sale with serial number 313496 engraved on the back of the neck plate. It has been part of our vintage guitar collection for 35 years. This would be a nice addition to someone's collection or for a country player. Rosewood Teles were made from 1969 to 1972. The first Rosewood Telecaster was a gift to George Harrison who played it on "Let it Be". It has a laminated Rosewood front and back with a thin piece of maple sandwiched between. The neck and fretboard are also Rosewood. The neck scale length is 25 1/2", it has a nut width of 1 5/8" and there are 21 original frets which are in remarkably good condition. There are ten dot inlays in the neck. It retains its original polyester natural finish, original Fender bridge pickup, Fender "F" stamped tuners, knobs and switch. Electronics include a tone and a volume control along with a 3-way switch mounted on a chrome control plate. Several alterations were made before the guitar was acquired by Apple Music. The neck pickup was routed for a humbucker. We have recently replaced the neck humbucker with a new Fender Tele vintage pickup, a new 3-ply black Tele pick guard, and one string ferral that was missing. There are two holes in the bridge, a slot cut in the bottom of the original ashtray pickup and there were four screw holes on the top of the guitar where a sting bender had once been installed. Our luthier did a fine job of filling in the holes to match the rosewood finish. The original frets and fretboard are in excellent condition. It has a very comfortable rosewood Tele neck. There is something about the Rosewood body that gives the guitar amazing sustain and clarity. It plays beautifully and has a wonderful crystalline tone with depth and warmth. We have not heard a better Telecaster in all our years of playing. We have priced this '71 Fender Telecaster fifty percent below market from an all original Rosewood Tele to reflect the modifications. It comes with a new Fender hardshell case.
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