1963 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic® with Closet Classic Hardware

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

Model Number: 9235001425

$6,899.00 RRP
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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.

  • General
    Model Number 9235001425
    Series Time Machine
    Color Faded Aged Sherwood Green Metallic
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape Stratocaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 1963 "C"
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material AAA Rosewood
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Narrow Tall
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Micarta White Dot
    Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
  • Hardware
    Bridge Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style
    Pickguard 3-Ply Mint Green
    Control Knobs Vintage White
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s 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)
    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
    Configuration SSS