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Fender Stratocaster "Rocky" George Harrison of the the Beatles Solid Body Electric Guitar For Sale

  • Fender Stratocaster "Rocky" George Harrison Solid Body Electric Guitar the Beatles For Sale
  • Fender Stratocaster "Rocky" George Harrison Solid Body Electric Guitar the Beatles For Sale
  • Fender Stratocaster "Rocky" George Harrison Solid Body Electric Guitar the Beatles For Sale
  • George Harrison with "Rocky" Fender Telecaster Guitar on Magical Mystery Tour Album the Beatles
  • Fender Stratocaster "Rocky" George Harrison Solid Body Electric Guitar the Beatles
Price:
$3,895.00
SKU:
MZ5128808
Brand:
Condition:
Used
Weight:
25.00 LBS
Shipping:
$45.00 (Fixed shipping cost)

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Product Description

Fender Stratocaster, George Harrison’s "Rocky" For Sale– probably the best known celebrity guitar of all time. One early April day in 1967, shortly after the final recording sessions for the Beatles Sgt. Pepper were completed, and with the Summer of Love, (and LSD), spreading around the world, George Harrison armed himself with some pots of dayglo and enamel paint, (plus some of Patti Boyd’s nail polish), and set to work turning his 1962 Sonic Blue Stratocaster into a work of art. The finished guitar was first glimpsed in the black-and-white television footage of 'All You Need Is Love', but could be seen in all its technicolor glory in the film clip made for 'I Am The Walrus'. The unpainted “Rocky” had played a major part in the recording of Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt Pepper albums.
Now available for the first time in Australia, here is an affordable “Rocky” recreation. These guitars are not photo-reproduced, or assembly-line painted in any way. Beginning with a genuine Fender '62 re-issue Strat – Sonic Blue, of course – master US guitar artisans Meador & Collins meticulously hand paint every detail of George’s beloved “Rocky”, right down to Patti’s green glitter nail-polish and a reproduction of the original music store label on the back of the headstock. (The store where Beatles roadie Mal Evans purchased two Sonic Blue Stratocasters – one for George and one for John) The artwork is then fully sealed under a thin clear lacquer protective top-coat. While we have previously imported several different versions as special customer orders, this is the first we have made available through our website, as we believe these to be the best value "Rocky" reproductions we have ever seen.
NOTE: Other reproductions, some costing well in excess of $10,000, rarely use an actual Fender Stratocaster. Many are made using $75 Strat knock-offs, which you would not be game to plug into an amp. This faithfully recreated Rocky is 100% Fender Stratocaster, (a high quality 1994 MIJ '62 reissue), with Fender pickups, Fender controls, Fender everything, and you can most definitely plug it in and play!
Your very own Rocky features an exclusive Krishna symbol neckplate, plus an engraved Limited Edition tag at the base of the neck, (stating that this is “Rocky” # 17), and ships in a tweed road case

 

In early April of 1967, just after finishing the recording of The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band“, George Harrison took his 1962 Sonic Blue Fender Startocaster home and transformed it into “Rocky.”  Using Dayglo enamel paint and as well as some of his ex-wife Patti Boyd’s nail polish.

 

George first played his on “You’re Going To Lose That Girl.” On “Nowhere Man,” both John and George played their Strats together. The bright, sparkling tone is evident in George’s ringing chord-melody solo.   That was of course before he had turned into “Rocky.”  The back of the guitar is still it’s original Sonic Blue color as George only painted the front…

 

 

Fender Rocky Installed Pickups

 

SSL52-1

Seymour Duncan SSL52-1 "Five Two" model pickup for Strat®. Originally designed in the Duncan Custom Shop for the world's top session players. The Five-Two utilizes sand cast alnico 5 magnets on the three low strings. This adds more definition and punch to the bottom end. Then sand cast alnico 2 magnets are used on the three high strings. This gives the player a warm and smooth top end without sacrificing that great Strat® "quack." Strat® players often complain that their low strings sound "mushy" and their high strings are too bright - especially in the bridge position. The Five-Two concept counteracts this phenomenon and offers a balanced sound. If you look closely at the pickup, you can actually see the difference between the two magnet types. Rated at 6.7k ohms. Includes wiring diagram.

 

 

SSL52-1CustBdg

Seymour Duncan SSL52-1CustBdg "Five Two" model pickup for Strat®. Custom overwound for bridge position position. Originally designed in the Duncan Custom Shop for top Nashville session players. The Five-Two utilizes sand cast alnico 5 magnets on the three low strings. This adds more definition and punch to the bottom end. Then sand cast alnico 2 magnets are used on the three high strings. This gives the player a warm and smooth top end without sacrificing that great Strat® "quack." Strat® players often complain that their low strings sound "mushy" and their high strings are too bright - especially in the bridge position. The Five-Two concept counteracts this phenomenon and offers a balanced sound. If you look closely at the pickup, you can actually see the difference between the two magnet types. Rated at 6.9k ohms. Includes wiring diagram.

 

SSL52-1RwRp

Seymour Duncan SSL52-1RwRp "Five Two" model pickup for Strat®. Revese wound/Reverse polarity for hum-cancelling middle position. Originally designed in the Duncan Custom Shop for top Nashville session players. The Five-Two utilizes sand cast alnico 5 magnets on the three low strings. This adds more definition and punch to the bottom end. Then sand cast alnico 2 magnets are used on the three high strings. This gives the player a warm and smooth top end without sacrificing that great Strat® "quack." Strat® players often complain that their low strings sound "mushy" and their high strings are too bright - especially in the bridge position. The Five-Two concept counteracts this phenomenon and offers a balanced sound. If you look closely at the pickup, you can actually see the difference between the two magnet types. Rated at 6.7k ohms. Includes wiring diagram.

This (originally Sonic Blue) Fender Stratocaster guitar was made at the Ensenada, Mexico Plant (Fender)in 2005.

 

Other Details

Serial #:
MZ5128808
Case Type::
Hard Shell

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