Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White

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FEN-9235001424
Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White
$4,900.00
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PLAYER'S PERSPECTIVE

Just in - another beautiful Strat from the Fender Custom Shop! This 1963 Journeyman Relic is finished in a beautiful Olympic White, one of our most favorite custom colors (and my personal favorite!), and comes with "Closet Classic"-aged hardware for the vibe of a vintage instrument that's been loved and taken care of for decades.

This one doesn't have any flashy wood choices, nor does it have an insane Relic pattern, but it has all the ingredients that make a '60s Fender Stratocaster incredible and the aesthetic touches that truly make it a convincing vintage recreation. A resonant alder body, quartersawn maple neck, and a round-laminate, 3A-figured rosewood board come together for the familiar tonal recipe found on all of your heroes' Strats. The aging on the nitro lacquer is simply perfect - it's enough to make it feel and look like a well-worn instrument, but subtle enough for it to be convincingly realistic as well as a blank canvas to tell your own story. Our favorite thing here is definitely the aging on the mint green pickguard - it's such a unique shade of green that's unmistakably vintage Fender.

The neck on this one is an absolute beast. The '63 Strat "C" profile is one of the heftier shapes we've put our hands on, starting at a familiar .830 at the first fret but going all the way up to a colossal 1.00 at the 12th - perfect for the big benders and aggressive bluesmen out there who really love to dig in and get their hands around the instrument. This profile works great in combination with the modern 9.5" neck radius and 6105 frets, which makes bending and getting a lower action much easier than a vintage 7.25". Part of the aging on this guitar is the sanded neck back, which allows for a more natural-feeling, smooth playing experience without the usual stickiness of a new gloss finish.

The hand-wound Fat '60s Strat pickups on this one capture all the bell tones, tubbiness, and quack of a good 1960s Stratocaster pickup set effortlessly, along with a little extra shot of output that allows you to punch through a modern mix better than true-vintage spec. The extra output also makes the traditionally thinner-sounding positions like the bridge pickup more usable. This is a great set for heavy blues or rock players who like to add on a little gain, but this extra thickness can be appreciated by pop and R&B players as well. Like a good amount of contemporary sets, the middle pickup is also RW/RP, which means you get no hum in the 2 and 4 positions.

You know you're getting a special instrument in your hands any time you pick up something built by Fender's Custom Shop team, and this guitar is sure to not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Details

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.

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General

  • Model Name: 1963 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic® with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White
  • Model Number: 9235001424
  • Series: Time Machine™
  • Color: Aged Olympic White

Body

  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

  • 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
  • Position Inlays: Micarta White Dot

Electronics

  • 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: 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

  • Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White
  • Switch Tips: Vintage White

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Instrument Weight: 7.9 lbs
More Information
Condition New
SKU FEN-9235001424
UPC 885978877614
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