Get the Feel and Sound of a '63 Telecaster!
The Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster solidbody electric guitar delivers authentic visuals in a highly playable instrument. It was in the early '60s that Telecasters were first adorned with a rosewood fretboard, and this '63 Relic Telecaster gives you the twang, bite, and vibe of the original. This axe sports sought-after vintage appointments including a comfortable 9.5" radius, 6105 frets, and a mid-'60s "oval C" neck shape. Topped off with a pair of authentic-sounding single-coil American Vintage '64 Tele pickups, the Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster is a must-have guitar!
Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- '60s Telecaster single-coil pickups provide classic Tele tone
- Quartersawn neck gives you ultra-stability and ultra-playability
- Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
Crystal clear, smooth, and punchy - ask any seasoned Tele 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 Telecaster pickups loaded in this this solidbody electric guitar certainly can. The American Vintage '64 pickups used in the Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster utilize Alnico V magnets and staggered polepieces giving you a focused and balanced sound. Fender Custom Shop also fitted the 1963 Time Machine Relic Tele with their Greasebucket tone control, which rolls off highs without adding bass or affecting your volume. This is seriously cool, because it gives you explicit control over your tone onstage without you having to compensate for volume loss.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 Telecaster 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. Your fretting hand will appreciate the 9.5" radius that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed arpeggio work. Take it from Sweetwater - the Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster will be one of the best playing guitars you've ever owned.Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
As you can imagine, a true 1963 Tele would show signs of wear and tear, and this Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster 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.Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Lightly aged Telecaster with premium lacquer finish
- Fender's classic mid-60s "oval C" neck profile serves up outstanding feel
- 9.5" radius and 6105 (medium jumbo) frets let you bend up high without fretting out
- American Vintage '64 Telecaster pickups provide classic Tele tone
- Greasebucket tone control maintains your overall gain level while rolling off highs
- Round laminate dark rosewood fretboard true to the fine process used to prevent splitting in the early 1960s
- Black hardshell case with red interior included
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.