Page 3 details two mid-priced additions to the Shaftesbury line, making their catalog debut here. Both were first demonstrated at the British Musicical Instrument Trade fair in August 1969. Fender's own thinline Telecaster had only been around since 1968/69; Rose-Morris certainly didn't waste any time in launching their imitation, model 3265. The bass version, model 3266 looked like a Fender Telecaster bass or early 50s Precision bass, but had a shorter 30" scale like a Gibson EB bass - the Fender, of course, has a longer 34" scale.
Slim, flat top body finished overall in cream polyester. Detachable neck incorporating adjustable truss rod. Rosewood fingerboard. Individual, all-metal covered machine heads. Two pickup units; volume control, total control and pickup selector switch. Combined all-metal bridge and tailpiece unit. Polished white plastic finger plate. All metal fittings are chromium–plated.
In mid 1970, model 3265 had a UK list-price of £63 12s, whilst the 3266 bass list-price was £65 15s.
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