Fender Custom Shop "The 63" 1963 Stratocaster Relic 3-Tone Sunburst 65 C
The rockabilly days of Buddy Holly were fading in the window of 1963, right before the Beatles ushered in the British invasion, and the 1965 Newport Festival when Dylan recognized the end of the folk boom. Jimi Hendrix played '63 Strats throughout his career and Stevie Ray Vaughans Number One featured a '63 Stratocaster body.
Willcutt Guitars has an incredible example of an original 1963 Stratocaster. The guitar served as a muse for anyone that played it. Eliciting sounds of blues and rock and roll from eras past. Featuring a velvety C shaped maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. The sound is similar to the True 62 but with slightly more bite.
We worked with Mike Lewis (The Guru of Cool) at the Fender Custom Shop to commission 63 tributes of this iconic guitar. Includes a special "Willcutt 'The 63" Strat" certificate of authenticity, and Willcutt Guitars badged case.
Model Name: Stratocaster
Body Material: Alder body, sorted for lightweight
Body Finish: Nitro thin skin lacquer finish
Bridge: Vintage tynchronized tremolo with EJ style trem block
Bridge Pickup: Hand-Wound 62/63 Pickup
Control Knobs: Vintage White Relic
Controls: 1 x Volume 2 x Tone
Fingerboard: Round laminate AAA Dark Indian Rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" radius
Fret Number: 21
Fret Size: 6105
Hardware Finish: Relic Nickel
Middle Pickup: Hand-Wound 62/63 Pickup
Neck Finish: Relic Nitro Lacquer
Neck Materials: Riff sawn maple neck
Neck Pickup: Hand-Wound 62/63 Pickup
Neck Shape: 65 "C" (.820"-.974")
Nut Width: 1.650"
Pick Guard: 63-69 Nitro strat pickguard
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Pickup Switching: 5-way Switch
Position Inlay: Vintage "clay" dots
Scale Length: 25.5"
Series: Custom Shop
String Nut: Bone
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Tuners
Case Bag: Custom Shop Black hardshell case with "Willcutt Guitars" badge
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