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The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '63 Stratocaster Relic in Super Faded Aged Shell Pink is a masterful homage to the iconic year 1963, when the Stratocaster had firmly become a symbol of the musical revolution. A result of the Fender Custom Shop's continuous devotion to preserving the legacy of Fender's classic designs, this model blends vintage authenticity with modern playing comfort.
The 2-piece alder body, sorted for lightweight, provides the foundational resonance for this '63 Stratocaster, creating the well-loved balance of depth and brightness in its tone. The neck is made from quarter-sawn roasted maple, known for its increased stability and resistance to temperature and humidity changes. The '63 Style "C" neck profile, with a .830"-1.000" thickness, offers a comfortable grip that accommodates various playing styles. That strong taper up the neck feels substantial but not overwhelming at all.
The fingerboard, crafted from AAA rosewood with a round lam construction, hosts vintage clay dot inlays and a 9.50" radius, which alongside the 6105 narrow tall frets, ensures smooth playability. The hand-wound Strat Texas Special pickups at the bridge, middle, and neck positions are relic-ed to align with the guitar's vintage aesthetic. They offer the distinctive Strat tone, characterized by its sparkling highs, punchy mids, and robust lows. The Start Vintage Mod #2 controls provide a versatile range of tonal shaping options. A tone-saver retains the highs when you cut the volume. The bridge pickup has its own tone control, while the neck and middle pickup share a tone control.
The finish is a unique Super Faded Aged Shell Pink, with a relic treatment that includes heavier checking than standard for this level of aging. This treatment imparts a well-loved, well-played look, as if this instrument has graced stages for decades. The guitar weighs in at 7lbs 13.7oz, striking a balance between substantial feel and comfortable playability.
The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '63 Stratocaster Relic in Super Faded Aged Shell Pink is a testament to a pivotal era in Fender's history. It's a piece of the past, skillfully recreated with the expertise and attention to detail that the Custom Shop is renowned for. This guitar is perfect for the player seeking the classic Strat look and sound, coupled with the reliability and playability of a modern instrument. Whether you're a collector, a professional musician, or a Fender enthusiast, this Limited Edition '63 Stratocaster is a remarkable addition to any collection.
- 2-Piece Alder Body, Sorted for Lightweight
- Quarter Sawn Roasted Maple Neck
- AAA Rosewood Fingerboard, Round Lam
- Hand-Wound Strat Texas Special Pickups
- 63 Style "C" Neck Profile
- Heavy Checking on Relic Finish
- 6105 Narrow Tall Frets
|2-Piece Alder, Sort for Light Weight
|Quarter Sawn Maple, Roaster
|AAA Rosewood, Round Lam, 9mm
|Vintage Clay Dots
|6105 Narrow Tall
|63 Style "C", .830"-1.000"
|Vintage with Fender Logo, Relic
|Hand Wound Strat Texas Special Bridge, Relic
|Hand Wound Strat Texas Special Middle, Relic
|Hand Wound Strat Texas Special Neck, Relic
|Strat Vintage Mod #2
|Vintage Strat Relic
|Super Faded Aged Shell Pink, Relic w/ Heavy Checking, Nitro Lacquer
|FCS Strat/Tele Blonde