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Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Closet Classic Hardware Faded Aged Sherwood Green Metallic


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Weight: 7 lbs 14 oz
Neck depth 1st fret: .85"
Neck depth 12th fret: 1"

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.

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Model Name: 1963 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic® w/ Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

Model Number: 9235001425

Series: Time Machine™

Color: Faded Aged Sherwood Green Metallic


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: 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

Orientation: Right-Hand

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.