Fender Custom Shop 63 Stratocaster Relic, Super Faded Aged Shell Pink
The Fender Custom Shop 63 Stratocaster Relic is your ticket to a time gone by. An epoch when the Stratocaster was still new on the scene, but with some crucial updates that still crown it as the king of guitars. Chief among these was a comfortable C shape neck had become the standard at this point, and it's recreated perfectly on this Custom Shop beauty. The worn relic finish combined with a nitrocellulose lacquer puts the sixties straight into your hands. It's pure playing bliss.
As you'd expect from the Custom Shop, the relic finish extends across the entire instrument. From truss rod to the strap pins, every single atom on this guitar has gone through the time machine. That includes the Texas Special pickups, they've been specifically voiced to match an instrument that's been hot-rodded back in the day, giving you tonnes of definition and plenty of output. It's a sound that drove countless records '60s scenes, and that exact tone can now be yours without any extra hassle. For a real road warrior and true collectors item, look no further than the Custom Shop '63 Stratocaster.
Roasted Maple neck perfection
Pick up the past. There’s nothing like the feeling of a vintage Fender neck, especially one that’s seen the stage countless times! The Custom Shop luthiers have meticulously worn in the neck to give the exact same tactile feel as one that’s been played for generations. The end result is an incredibly smooth, ultimately responsive surface. It’s an absolute breeze to switch positions at speed, and as Fender had moved on to “C” shaped necks at this point, you’ll get similar comfort levels as a modern guitar.
Unrestricted riffing. Like the rest of the guitar, the frets and fretboard offer a sublime playing experience, one that has been refined, honed, and checked to the last detail. This AAA rosewood features some of the finest cuts of wood you can find on a guitar, and has been specially sorted for its dark lustre. Oh, but it gets better. It’s got rolled edges for supreme fingering luxury. Paired with fret ends that are masterfully filed down, you’ll never stop playing this thing – it’s just [i]that good[/i].
Sizzling single coils
It’s fine to look like an heirloom guitar, but it’s even more important to sound like it. Luckily, the custom wound single coils in this Custom Shop special absolutely nail it. They bring to life the sparkle and spangle of those ‘60s surfer rock records in an instant, as they’ve been tuned to match the voicings of those early pickups. It takes all the hard work out of carefully recreating those tones, as the Custom Shop luthiers have done the hard work for you! Complete with 5-way switching, you have the advantages of modern pickups combined with a vintage flair.
Fender Relic beauty
A ‘60s legend, reborn. Fender’s Custom Shop have reached into the past and given you a Strat that’s identical to models of the era. But a guitar that’s been around since the ‘60s is bound to have seen some action, so the Custom Shop have etched in every single blemish, wear, and wrinkle to present you with a real veteran of the stage. Each mark is filled with character and tells a story of the sights and songs this Strat would have seen, giving your instrument an identity that just isn’t found on new factory finishes. If you like your instruments with personality, there’s no better representation.
Custom Shop appointments
Let loose with your playing. Equipped with a vintage-style Fender 6-saddle tremolo bridge and a set of vintage tuners, you’re going to play to your best. That’s because these classic components will keep a strong hold on your strings, ensuring a stable performance that maintains tuning! And that tremolo bridge will pave the way to all sorts of vibrato antics.
To cap it all off, you get a dedicated hardcase to keep your one-of-a-kind Custom Shop creation protected. It’ll give you piece of mind while taking this collectible to gigs or recording sessions, ensuring it stays in pristine (yet relic-finished!) condition. Added to that is a certificate of authenticity, letting everyone know that your instrument is a genuine, bonafide Custom Shop.
- Series: Custom Shop
- Body: Alder
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Roasted Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Finish: Medium Tinted Nitrocellulose
- Neck Shape: '63 Style Strat 'C'
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
- Inlays: White
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Frets Size: Narrow Tall
Hardware and Electronics
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special '60s Single-Coil Strat
- Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special '60s Single-Coil Strat®
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special '60s Single-Coil Strat
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck and Middle), Tone 2 (Bridge)
- 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
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage Strat Tremolo
- Tuning Machines: American Vintage
- Includes: Hardshell Case