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Fender Custom Shop 1963 Stratocaster Relic Mahogany Body Candy Apple Red

SKU 00FCS185
by Fender
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Original price $ 4,800.00
Original price $ 4,800.00 - Original price $ 4,800.00
Original price $ 4,800.00
Current price $ 4,400.00
$ 4,400.00 - $ 4,400.00
Current price $ 4,400.00
The Fender Custom Shop is known for crafting some of the finest electric guitars out there, whether it's a true vintage creation, an entirely new concept, or something in between.  We feel that some of the coolest are the guitars that have a vintage vibe, with a twist.  Here we have a beautiful Fender Custom Shop '63 Relic Stratocaster with a rare twist of having a mahogany body, in the beautiful color of Candy Apple Red.
Mahogany is a wood that you don't see very often on Strats - Fender rarely does it - which is exactly why we spec'ed out this guitar like this.  While most Strats are alder or ash, we had the Custom Shop pick out a piece of Fiji Mahaogany for the body.  This gives this particular Strat a different tonal quality - bass heavy with punchy highs and a focused mid-range.  It helps with increased sustain.  This is great for a lot of styles of music, but not if you're looking for an really bright or snappy Strat sound.  However, if you're looking for a darker and warm tone, this is the right guitar for you.  

Custom Shop 60's pickups give you classic clean Strat tone with the right amount of bite to cut through the mix.  The quartersawn maple neck is super comfortable with the 60's Oval "C" carve (the most popular for Custom Shop Strat), 6105 frets and a 9.5" radius for easy playability on a AAA rosewood fretboard.  We've had a lot of Custom Shop Strats here, and this is amongst the best playing that we've had. Also, this one is light - weighing in at just 7.4 lbs.

Though a relic'd guitar finish is almost as common these days as a flawless factory finish, it the was Fender Custom Shop that pioneered the process and know it better than anyone. You get a look and feel that's used but not abused.  Totally broken in, but holds up like a brand new electric guitar.

The guitar also includes a Custom Shop case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.  If you're looking for something "classic" but with a unique twist, this is it.  Come to Club Fender at Truetone Music to try it out, or make it yours right here now!

  • Serial # R118806
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs
  • Finish Package: Relic
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color: Candy Apple Red
  • Pickguard: 3 Ply Mint Green
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop 60's
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop 60's
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop 60's
  • Body: Fiji Mahogany
  • Neck: Quartersawn Maple
  • Fretboard: AAA Rosewood 
  • Dots: Micarta 
  • Neck Shape: 60's Oval "C"
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: 6105
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .930"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Bone Nut
  • Tuners: Vintage 
  • String Guide: Vintage
  • Bridge: Vintage
  • Switch: 5 Way
  • Wiring: Modern