A Remarkable Relic'd Classic!
When you play this vintage-vibed Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar, you'll find yourself transported back to a time when surf rock was king. Featuring a relic'd deep-contoured alder body and three hand-wound '60s Stratocaster single-coil pickups, this remarkable solidbody electric guitar will drench you in a neptune cocktail of classic, sparkling Stratocaster tone. At Sweetwater, we were blown away by the feel of this Strat's quartersawn maple neck, with its comfortable "oval C" profile and round-laminated rosewood fingerboard. Complete with an American Vintage bridge and tuning machines, this Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster is an exceptional solidbody electric guitar!
Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- '60s Stratocaster single-coil pickups provide classic Strat tone
- Quartersawn neck gives you ultra-stability and ultra-playability
- Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
Bell-like, jangly, smooth, and bluesy - ask any seasoned Strat player at Sweetwater, and you'll get slightly different descriptions as to what this iconic guitar is supposed to sound like. Words alone can't capture the sound, but the '60s single-coil Stratocaster pickups that Fender designed for this solidbody electric guitar certainly can. In fact, the only places the Fender Custom Shop went off-book with this 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster were its reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup and the 5-way blade pickup selector they installed to give you access to those in-between tones early Strat players discovered by accident.Quartersawn neck gives you ultra-stability and ultra-playability
The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why this Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar features a quartersawn maple neck. Besides looking good, the straight grain of quartersawn necks is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks, and less likely to warp, twist or shrink. You'll also love the playability and feel of this 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster's contoured heel when you're playing higher up the fretboard. Down low, your fretting hand will appreciate the 9.5" radius that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed arpeggio work.Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
As you can imagine, a true 1963 Strat would show signs of wear and tear, and this Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar is finished to represent those years of playing. The worn finish on the body and neck, and the aged and slightly rusty hardware will make you wonder if it really isn't a true vintage guitar. Collectors in the know will tell you that the Strat was undergoing some notable design mods in 1963, and this 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster captures the era perfectly!Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Fender Custom Shop Heavy Relic laquer finish
- Fender's classic '60s "oval C" neck profile with small headstock serves up outstanding feel
- 9.5" radius and 6105 (medium jumbo) frets let you bend up high without fretting out
- '60s single-coil Stratocaster pickups provide classic Strat tone
- Reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup and modern 5-way switch wiring
- Brown textured vinyl hardshell case with red interior included
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.