Sold … 1963 Stratocaster Custom Shop Relic 2015 – Candy Apple Red – Used


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Sold – 1963 Stratocaster Custom Shop Relic 2015 –

Candy Apple Red – Used

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Tony Elder / Steve Jackson
Black Dot Music
Est 1985

Black Dot found a home for this one when it was new … what a beauty!

Time Machine series by Fender

The Time Machine series is Fender’s own sanctuary for the heritage and heritage of the pioneers who hauled the company what it is today. Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop has reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed time machine series, elaborately crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tools used to create the originals all these years ago.

For 2015, Custom Shop proudly introduced an extended range of luxury ” relic ” finishes designed to replicate the wear of the vibe of a true vintage instrument. The Relic finish delivers authentic wear and tear on a guitar that has experienced many years of regular use. Each one is specifically conceived to capture the authenticity of original era Fender, with unmatched breathability and resonance.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop 1963 left Stratocaster

This Custom Shop 1963 relic features a pair of Custom Shop hand-wound 60’s single-coil pickups along with a 60’s reverse wound / reverse polarity mid pickup, mounted in a three-layer mint green pickguard with a 5-position wing for modern tonal versatility. Other luxury features include a 6-seat American Vintage tremolo bridge and matching American Vintage tuners, 21 narrow jumbo ribbons and vintage white control knobs.This 1963 remnant model comes complete with a fantastic candy apple red finish and nitrocellulose varnish, giving appearance for many years on aging and use without the need for heavy wear and tear. Also included is a brown hardshell box with a red interior.

Unmatched quality and craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen of Fender’s Corona, California ” dream factory ” have produced guitars known worldwide for their artistry and unmatched quality. From fine to amazing, whether building a new custom instrument from the ground or changing an existing template, their best is best. These wonderful instruments have been designed and even input from the world’s finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name a few.

The story of Stratocaster

When many people think of an electric guitar, the one who jumps to mind is. Stratocaster is one of the world’s most popular guitars and is an elegant versatile creation that is both a musical and cultural touchstone.Not long after Fender revolutionized music with Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it was quickly universally considered the archetypal electric guitar. Slim and stylish aesthetics, smooth play and tonally versatile, in the heart of Stratocaster still a great instrument – produce indisputable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players from all over the world, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.


  • Model Name: 1963 Relic® Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red
  • Model number: 1556200809
  • Serial number: R81184
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Color: Candy Apple Red

Body & bridge

  • Body material: Wood
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose varnish
  • Body shape: Stratocaster®
  • Head: 6-seat American Vintage synchronized Tremolo

Neck & fingerboard

  • Neck material: Quartersawn maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose varnish
  • Neck shape: Mid 60’s Oval ” C ”
  • Scale length: 25.5 “(648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Round-laminated rosewood
  • Gripping board radius: 9.5 ” (241 mm)
  • Number of tapes: 21
  • Band Size: Narrow Jumbo
  • Strict saddle: Micarta
  • Nut width: 1.650 ” (42 mm)
  • Position markers: White dots

Hardware & electronics

  • Head Pickup: Custom Shop hand-wound of 60s Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-wound 60’s Reverse Wound / Reverse Polarity Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop hand-wound of 60’s Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls / Instructions:
    • Master Volume
    • Tone 1: Neck & Middle Pickup
    • Tone 2: Bridge Pickup
  • Pickup switch: 5-position blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and middle pickup
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Middle and Neck Pickup
    • Position 5: Neck Pickup
  • Pickup configuration: SSS
  • Hardware Finish: nickel / chrome
  • Voice Screws: American Vintage
  • Pickguard: 3-layer Mint green

Included accessories

  • Cable
  • Rem
  • case
  • CruzTools® toolbox
  • Certificate of authenticity