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Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz
1st fret neck depth: .83"
12th fret neck depth: 1"
Full Spec sheet pictured!
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.
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 Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
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
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
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Switch Tips: Vintage White
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.