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1970 Fender Rosewood Telecaster and 1969 Gibson SG Standard

TrueVintageGuitar

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I've just returned from another guitar safari to Boyds, Maryland outside of Washington DC to pick up this 1970 Fender Rosewood Telecaster and 1969 Gibson SG Standard! I've been looking for a good Rosewood Telecaster for a long time so I felt lucky to find this one. The seller has owned both of these since 1982. She said she traded a Gretsch Country Gentleman for this 1970 Rosewood Telecaster and a 1977 Fender Stratocaster. That sounds like a pretty good trade to me.

You can contact me here to sell a Fender guitar or sell a Gibson guitar.

 

TrueVintageGuitar

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I remember those rosewoods being pretty darn heavy.

Yeah the early ones were solid Rosewood with no weight relief. Those are crazy heavy. This is a later version that's chambered inside so it's not quite so heavy. I'll weigh it and post the weight but I believe it's under 10 lbs (not light for sure but not crazy heavy).
 

jrgtr42

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I was going to say that - I saw a Rosewood Tele that was up there with the beefiest LP Customs I'd ever seen.
I was interested, and it was a good price, but it had a huge hunk hacked out of it, right where my arm would rest while playing.
 
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