Bench test 69 Rosewood Telecaster

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  1. rze99

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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    As iconic of a guitar that is I think the later ones with weight relief probably feel and sound better
     
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    Ooh thanks for the link. Nice read!
     
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    One of my favourite guitars, beautiful.
     
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    It’s always left me cold for reasons to do with me associating that all-rosewood look with cheap veneer furniture and coffins...
     
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    Personally I’m just not into dark finishes, the satin Harrison models they did a few years back were kind of cool

    To me they just look heavy and I don’t see any reason to make a solid body guitar out of rosewood, might as well be a veneer, there’s nothing wrong with veneers when done properly

    A rosewood coffin?! Sweet! goin out in style
     
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    Thanks!
    I’ve always loved the way they look and always wanted one.
    A reissue, that is, not the real thing.
    I did not know that George’s original had a matte finish.
    The most recent Harrison US made reissue also had the matte finish.
    Maybe someday I’ll get one.
     
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    I owned an 80s Japanese Rosewood reissue with an A036602 serial number making it 1985-86. Beautiful guitar, Les Paul-heavy, piercingly bright pickups. I honestly enjoyed looking at it more than playing the thing!
    If anyone has it, I'll buy it back...
     
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    I could never afford a real Rosewood Telecaster, but I have built a partscaster that is a pretty reasonable facsimile. Here are some pics:

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    Here are a few more pics:

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    2006 Masterbuilt by Greg Fessler .
    Chambered , heavy and sings like a bird .
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    Satin finish .
     
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    Wow..that masterbuilt...stunning
     
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    I have a japanese one. They have a little chamber in the zone of the control plate.
    The weight is near 4kg.
    The problems in these guitars are the pickups.
    It is very difficult to get pickups that sounds good with that wood.
    In my case, i tried with nocaster, PV64, Texas Special and finally the Fralin Stock that i find it was the perfect match.

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    Mine is also a partscaster. Fender 2003 body with a custom unfinished rosewood neck. SD Antiquity in the bridge, stock neck. Sounds, plays, and looks wonderful. ordered a neck plate from Ron Kirn with George's serial number. My Sweet Lord.
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