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❌SOLD!❌ Fender Telecaster 63 NOS Custom Shop Candy Apple Red, 2007

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Here’s a guitar that’s easy for anyone to like – a Fender Telecaster 63 NOS or New Old Stock in a Candy Apple Red finish, with Rosewood fingerboard – and the ashtray!

Leo Fender’s Telecaster was an immediate hit and over time has proven to be one of the most successful and emulated designs, due partly to its reliability versatility, great tone, and good looks. Until mid 1959, all Fenders had one-piece Maple necks, but at this point the company was actively trying to appeal to more of Gibson’s market, so Rosewood fingerboards were offered as an option. From mid 1959 to August 1962, the fingerboard was a ‘slab’ style – the join between the fingerboard and neck was flat, and the top of the board was crowned. After August 1962, Fender introduced a ‘veneer’ fingerboard, a consistent width across the crowned neck, and that’s what is seen here on this 1963 spec Telecaster.

This Fender Telecaster 63 NOS is based on Fender’s 1963 specs. It is in complete and all original condition, and in good shape – there are a few dents and small chips around the edges of the nitrocellulose lacquer body finish. It is unusual for players to keep the ‘Ashtray’ pickup cover on. Though its purpose is to provide some shielding for the bridge pickup, it can get in the way of palm muting, and most of the time it is removed, set aside, and lost. Not here!

The Rosewood fingerboard does have a slight tonal departure from Maple neck teles. A very small amount of top end is lost, but the Telecaster is not exactly a muddy sounding instrument. Simply moving the pick towards the bridge can add that top end back. Over time, there’s a definite benefit to the Rosewood board – it is much easier, and less expensive, to re-fret because no re-finishing is required.

The original Fender hard shell case, rectangular with black Tolex and orange lining, is included.


 

Price: $1700 CAD
  • Model: Telecaster 63 Reissue
  • Year: 2007
  • Finish Candy Apple Red NOS
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: R33743
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 22/08/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.92lbs 3.6kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 42mm 1.563in
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