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post #4036 of 4632
I think it's ironic that resonators are anything but.
post #4037 of 4632
Resonators aren't ironic?
post #4038 of 4632
well, resonating.
post #4039 of 4632
I just want to play Romeo and Juliet over and over again until I die.
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post #4041 of 4632
Gotta love the flippers.
post #4042 of 4632
Here's a pic of my Japanese Tele.
post #4043 of 4632
Thread Starter 
Is that one of those ones where the guitar is basically wrapped in a film?
post #4044 of 4632
It
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Is that one of those ones where the guitar is basically wrapped in a film?

It's a standard Japanese Poly finish. A little thick but the guitar sounds great.
post #4045 of 4632
Very cool, the George Harrison Rosewood Tele

I think the reissues are better than the originals.
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Here's a pic of my Japanese Tele.
post #4046 of 4632
George Harrison (1943–2001) of The Beatles received a prototype Rosewood Telecaster as a planned gift from Fender in 1968. Fender selected the better of two prototypes built, flew it to England in its own personal seat along with a courier, and hand-delivered the guitar to Apple offices in December 1968. Harrison used this guitar during The Beatles famous 'Get Back Sessions' as well as on the Beatles' 1970 album Let It Be and 1969's Abbey Road. Of equal notability, Harrison used the rosewood Tele for the Beatles' last public performance in 1969, famously referred to as 'the Rooftop concert'.

In the late 80's there were one or two Rosewood Tele's that showed up in Dallas at guitar shows. Fender only made a few of them in the late 60's but then Fender Japan reissued them in the late 80's and then, of course, Fender USA did some over time. The earliest US ones I saw were just OK but the MIJ seemed quite nice and went for a lot of Yen to Japanese Beatle fans.
post #4047 of 4632
It's a great guitar, which I think would be better with a nitro clear coat rather than a poly clear coat but it would be a mistake to refinish it, value wise.
post #4048 of 4632
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George Harrison (1943–2001) of The Beatles received a prototype Rosewood Telecaster as a planned gift from Fender in 1968. Fender selected the better of two prototypes built, flew it to England in its own personal seat along with a courier, and hand-delivered the guitar to Apple offices in December 1968. Harrison used this guitar during The Beatles famous 'Get Back Sessions' as well as on the Beatles' 1970 album Let It Be and 1969's Abbey Road. Of equal notability, Harrison used the rosewood Tele for the Beatles' last public performance in 1969, famously referred to as 'the Rooftop concert'.

In the late 80's there were one or two Rosewood Tele's that showed up in Dallas at guitar shows. Fender only made a few of them in the late 60's but then Fender Japan reissued them in the late 80's and then, of course, Fender USA did some over time. The earliest US ones I saw were just OK but the MIJ seemed quite nice and went for a lot of Yen to Japanese Beatle fans.

I don't know if you saw this or not, but ages ago when I was in high school at the top of the "Napster" craze I had downloaded this video of the rooftop concert and it had all of these extra footage laces through it of the crowd up there. I noticed one of the people in the crowd was Woody Allen. I have tried searching for this video, or at least documentation that he was there, but can't find anything about it. I am guessing it might have been personal video? Do you know anything about it?

I wonder how much the rosewood makes the tele sound different?
post #4049 of 4632
It's super heavy, and has more meat than your standard tele. Kind of like a Tele-Paul. Still sounds more like a Tele though.
post #4050 of 4632
Anyone feeling it? Always up to proxy.

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