1963 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic® with Closet Classic Hardware
1963 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic® with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9235001422
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.
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape 1963 "C" Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Fingerboard Material Round-Laminated 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