The Fender Custom Shop 1963 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Custom solidbody electric guitar delivers authentic visuals in a highly playable instrument. It was in the early ’60s that Telecasters were first adorned with a rosewood fretboard, and this ’63 Relic Telecaster gives you the twang, bite, and vibe of the original. This axe sports sought-after vintage appointments including a comfortable 9.5″ radius, 6105 frets, and a ’63 “C” neck shape. Topped off with a pair of powerful-sounding single-coil Twisted Tele pickups, the Fender Custom Shop 1963 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Custom is a must-have guitar.
Custom Shop Twisted Tele single-coil pickups
One thing that’ll be clear from the first time you plug in is that this Relic packs more punch than a standard Tele. That’s because the 1963 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Custom comes loaded with a pair of Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickups. These unique pickups borrow the taller Alnico V magnets from Fender’s Jazz Bass pickups, providing the added bobbin space for thicker gauge wire for a hotter, brighter, and punchier sound that’s almost Strat-like. And for a smoother sound, the onboard Greasebucket tone circuit lets you roll off high end without killing your clarity or gain.
Quartersawn maple neck
The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why this Fender Custom Shop 1963 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Custom solidbody electric guitar features a quartersawn maple neck. The straight grain of quartersawn necks is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks, and less likely to warp, twist, or shrink. Your fretting hand will appreciate the 9.5″ radius that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed playing. Take it from Sweetwater — the Fender Custom Shop 1963 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Custom will be one of the best-playing guitars you’ve ever owned.