Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic, Sunburst
Loaded with hand wound CS pickups this wonderful American crafted Alder body guitar comes with traditional looks and Sunburst Nitrocellulose Journeyman Relic finishing. Part of the sought after Time Machine series, this Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic 3-Color Sunburst has 9.5" radius AAA Rosewood fingerboard and 21 narrow tall frets. Its a 60's inspired beast of a Custom Shop and will delight any collector or demanding player with its effortless playability and classic single coil Strat tonal options.
The early 1960s saw some important changes to the Stratocaster, including a new pickguard configuration, neck profile and a “round-laminated” rosewood fingerboard, all culminating in a compelling new contemporary look and sound. The 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic is a fine testament to these innovations, featuring a two-piece select alder body with deep contours for perfect comfort, a quartersawn maple neck with a time-honored 1963 “C” profile, and a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets for steady play up and down the neck.
Hand-wound Fat ’60s pickups with reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup are given extra turns of wire to produce rich ’60s tone, sent to a five-way switch and vintage modified #2 wiring on a three-ply mint green pickguard. Other features include a Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Weight: 7lbs 12.5oz
Model Name: 1963 Strat Journeyman Relic with Closet Classic Hardware,3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9235001422
Series: Time Machine™
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: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Round-Lam AAA Rosewood
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.