Fender's Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster pays homage to the Strats of yesteryear, and it's a stunning vintage-inspired electric guitar. Featuring a trio of hand-wound Fat '60s pickups, a gorgeous Super Faded Aged Sonic Blue finish, and an outstanding Journeyman Relic job, this guitar is perfect for players seeking a premium Fender Strat that oozes old-school mojo.
This beauty starts with a two-piece select alder body that delivers a bright, balanced tone with pronounced upper mids, excellent sustain, and a sharp attack. Its '63 "C" shaped quartersawn maple neck fits the hand like a glove, and its round lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 narrow tall frets play exceptionally well. Plus, its Journeyman Relic finish and Closet Classic hardware make it look like a genuine vintage Fender that's been well-loved over the years.
Hand-wound Fat '60s pickups give this Stratocaster a dynamic '60s tone, with deep lows and spankin' highs. The reverse-wound middle pickup allows for noiseless operation in positions 2 and 4, and the modified #2 wiring gives this Strat an extensive tonal palette.
Shipped with a deluxe hardshell case, a custom strap, and a certificate of authenticity, this Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster is ideal for guitarists who want a top-of-the-line Strat dripping with vintage charm.
Serial Number: CZ575585
Neck Thickness At 1st Fret: .83"
Neck Thickness At 12th Fret: 1.00"
Color: Super Faded Aged Sonic Blue
Finish: Journeyman Relic with Closet Classic Hardware
Body Material: 2-piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: '63 Stratocaster "C"
Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Fingerboard Material: AAA Round Lam Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Inlays: Micarta White 1/4"
Side Dots: Micarta White 3/32"
Fret Type: Narrow Tall
Hardware Plating: Chrome/Nickel
Pickguard Shape: '63-'69 Stratocaster
Neck Pickup: Hand-Wound Fat 60's Strat
Middle Pickup: Hand-Wound Fat 60's Strat
Bridge Pickup: Hand-Wound Fat 60's Strat
Control Assembly: Vintage Modified #2 Wiring
Tuners: Vintage with Fender Logo
Case: Custom Shop Blonde Hardshell Case