An Amazing Blast from the Past
The Fender Custom Shop 1963 Custom Relic Stratocaster is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind re-creation of a classic 1963 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. From Jimi Hendrix's white Strat to Stevie Ray Vaughan's Number One, the 1963 Stratocaster has been one of the most celebrated instruments in rock history. This 1963 Custom Relic Strat gives you a painstakingly re-created and meticulously hand-aged version of this legendary guitar. Packing iconic tone and incredible attention to detail, the Fender Custom Shop 1963 Custom Relic Stratocaster is like playing a piece of Fender history.Fender Custom Shop 1963 Custom Relic Stratocaster at a Glance:
- Historically accurate tonewoods perfectly re-create the sound and look of this Strat
- Fender Custom Shop '60s Stratocaster pickups capture the sound of an electric-guitar era
In addition to its nitrocellulose-lacquer-finished alder body, this 1963 Custom Relic Strat captures many other idiosyncrasies of the 1963 Stratocaster's tonewoods in perfect detail. Most remarkably, its rounded dark rosewood laminate fretboard is shaped to the radius of the 1963 Custom Relic Strat's C-shaped maple neck.
In fact, Fender had just moved away from the "slab" style of fingerboards in 1962, because they had a tendency to split from the neck due to humidity changes. The rounded laminate method minimized the differences in the way the two woods contracted, but it was far more costly, as the single piece of rosewood had to be hand contoured to perfectly fit the neck. By painstakingly re-creating this process, the Fender Custom Shop ensured that the 1963 Custom Relic Strat would give you the same feel and sound as an original 1963 Stratocaster.Fender Custom Shop '60s Stratocaster pickups capture the sound of an electric-guitar era
As much as it might resemble a museum piece, there's no doubt that this one-of-a-kind Fender Custom Shop 1963 Custom Relic Stratocaster was made to be played. Not only that, but it's designed to give you the real sound of a vintage 1963 Stratocaster. That's why the Fender Custom Shop designed a special set of '60s Stratocaster pickups. These incredible pickups not only re-create the sound but also the dynamic response of an original 1960s Strat. You simply won't find a more spot-on re-creation than this 1963 Custom Relic Strat.Fender Custom Shop 1963 Custom Relic Stratocaster Features:
- Lightly aged 1963-style Stratocaster re-creation
- Historically accurate alder body
- Round laminate dark rosewood fretboard stays true to the fine process used to prevent splitting in the early 1960s
- Fender Custom Shop '60s Stratocaster pickups perfectly re-create the sound of a 1963 Strat
- Custom Shop hardshell case included
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.