The Fender Custom Shop ‘63 Telecaster Owners' Salon

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by rze99, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. TomK

    TomK Tele-Meister

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    If anyone else out there has one of these '63s, I'd love to see pics. Hopefully you folks can post soon. :)

    @t-ray - does yours have a more modern 9.5" radius fretboard and bigger frets or is it vintage spec (mine's vintage)?
     
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  2. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    that's just beautiful.

    Interesting how some of the "'63s" have the Pate Pending decals and bridges and others have the Pat Number ones. But all '63. I think that was the transition year for the patent so I suppose both are equally period correct.
     
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  3. t-ray

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    Yes, mine has the the more modern appointments as you described. I think they work pretty well on this guitar. I think the frets are smaller than the ones on my CS Nocaster. I posted some photos of the Nocaster earlier in this thread. I like the ones on the '63 better. On my Fender Shop Floor Travelers, for the Nocaster it says "DUNLOP 6105 JMB," and for the '63 is says, "CUT "MED JUMBO"." And the part numbers are different, so I probably am correct that they are slightly different sizes. (Yeah, I know, too much information!)
     
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  4. Omiewise65

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    That Cabronita is one hell of an eye catcher ! It cries out for Rockn'Roll! Stunning guitar , wow !
     
  5. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    When i was researching the CS '63 reissues I know there are at least two or three other owners here who are active on the site have not contributed but who did their NGD thread. Just thought it would be nice to have a dedicated thread for us and also future interested parties.
     
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    Thanks! If I was only allowed to keep one of my guitars, this would be it. It rocks and does a lot more. Backstory: it was the grand prize in the TDPRI 2009 (I believe) annual fundraiser. I bought it several years later from the guy who won it. This guitar was built in October 2008, which makes it one of the very first La Cabs made by the Custom Shop.
     
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