The Fender Stratocaster is probably the most iconic guitar ever produced and the Fender Custom Shop '63 Stratocaster is a fitting addition to this legendary line.
The lightweight Alder body is finished in a lush Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst nitro lacquer, period correct, this finish will wear beautifully with time and develop its own character even further. It also allows the natural resonance of the body to sing and sustain much more effectively compared with other finishes. The NOS finish gives the appearance of a New Old Stock guitar, one that has been perfectly preserved since 1963 and doesn't feature any kind of ageing or relic work.
The Maple neck has a satin smooth finish and an AAA grade Rosewood fingerboard. With a 9.5" radius and 21 6105 frets, the '63 Custom Shop Stratocaster can handle anything you throw at it without even breaking a sweat; it's supremely comfortable and well balanced. The 60 style oval C profile is a joy to play and offers a great platform for both rhythm and lead playing.
With a trio of hand wound Fat 60s Strat single coils in the neck and middle positions pickups it delivers all the sweeping, versatile tones you would expect from a Strat.