Fender Custom Telecaster 1963 Custom Shop 3-Tone Sunburst
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The Telecaster Custom upgraded the workhorse Telecaster with an elegant double-bound body and gorgeous 3-Color Sunburst finish—which was considered a custom color, compared to the customary blonde Telecaster finish. The 1963 Telecaster Custom Relic updates this classic design with modern touches to make it even more playable.
The double-bound two-piece body is constructed from hand-selected alder, chosen for its weight and grain pattern. Two hand-wound Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickups grace the top, kicking out high-output, smoking tone that’s further shaped by modern wiring, including our slick, volume-preserving Greasebucket tone circuit.
Other features include a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware, tinted quartersawn Heavy Relic maple neck with 1963 “C”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, three-ply parchment pickguard, ‘58/’63 bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
|Model Name:||1963 Journeyman Relic® Telecaster® Custom, Rosewood Fingerboard, Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst|
|Color:||Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Material:||2-Piece Select Alder|
|Body Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Material:||Quartersawn Maple|
|Neck Shape:||1963 C|
|Scale Length:||25.5″ (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5″ (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||6105 Narrow Jumbo|
|Nut Width:||1.650″ (42 mm)|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Vintage-Style|
|Neck Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Position Inlays:||Vintage Clay Dot|
|Bridge Pickup:||Custom Shop Hand-Wound “Twisted” Tele® Single-Coil|
|Neck Pickup:||Custom Shop Hand-Wound “Twisted” Tele® Single-Coil|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Special Electronics:||Modern Tele® Wiring with Greasebucket Tone Circuit|
|Bridge:||3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Threaded Steel Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage-Style with Fender Logo|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Dome|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity|