Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster - Aged Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst, Journeyman Relic
There was a virtual online VIP Fender Custom Shop dealer event in early 2021 to replace the cancelled annual 2021 NAMM Show event and as part of our massive orders we decided to request a massive haul of 1963 Strats.
This particular example is in Aged Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst and it just looks killer. It totally has the same type of colour hue and patina we see from time to time when vintage 1960s Fenders come through our repair workshop.
By far the most important bit of info we can tell you about this guitar is the fact it blows just about every other Strat in the shop away. It's built to the same specs as a bunch of other guitars we got in at the same time (which are all awesome!) but for some reason this Strat has that indescribable thing going on where it simply sings in a way most other guitars don't. There's just more of everything going on, so much musical information when you strum it....Almost like a grand piano!
This guitar has been lightly aged with the Custom Shop's popular 'Journeyman Relic' treatment and then the back of the neck has been hit with the heavy relic treatment so it feels worn in and super comfortable the way only a Fender Custom Shop heavy relic neck can feel. Then with the hardware we ordered it aged at Closest Classic level - Less ageing to the hardware means longer useful life.
Serial #: CZ554773
Weight: 3.45 kg / 7.6 lb
Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster highlights:
- Nitrocellulose finish
- Alder body
- 5/4 Quartersawn Maple neck, '63 C-shape neck profile
- AAA grade Rosewood fingerboard, 9.5" radius, narrow tall frets
- Hand wound Fender Custom Shop Fat '60s Strat pickups
- Includes hardcase, strap and certificate of authenticity