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The Fender Custom Shop ‘63 Telecaster Owners' Salon

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

  1. t-ray

    t-ray Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    That is a beauty. The wood grain looks great under the lacquer.
     
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  2. TomK

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    When I got my CS 63 (in early 2001), the pickups were the same that Fender was using in the American Vintage Tele Custom (and I had a cool Ice Blue Metallic one of those that I stupidly sold). I think you can still find those pickups pretty reasonably from some aftermarket sellers. I know Darren Riley used to stock them (but I haven't looked recently).

    But I don't know what pickups Fender is using in the CS 63 these days. I suspect something a bit more CS proprietary.

    My original pickups didn't last long. I pulled them, sold them, and headed down that rabbit hole. I've lost count of how many different makes and models of pickups have been in mine since. Right now it's a set of Lollar Vintage T's which are working quite well.
     
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    I really like that red! Nice pics too, great quality man :)
     
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  4. Alex-T

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    This is my 63 Telecaster, built in 2000.
    I’d loved to get the flor traveler for it. I got it just a few days ago, but I already love it.
     

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  5. tce63

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    Looks amazing !
     
  6. t-ray

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    Alex-T, that birdseye neck is beautiful. Overall, a great looking guitar. Enjoy!
     
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  7. Calmac69

    Calmac69 Tele-Meister

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    18' 63 Journeyman Custom on the right next to my 11' Dale Wilson Smoked 52 Tele and my 11' Jim Root tele.

    The JR is the stand out here came with a fit and finish 100% as good as my CS guitars. [​IMG]

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    I saved for 2 years to find something special. This tele seems to fit the bill.

    63 spec body with slab board neck. Twisted tele pickups sounds good to me. A little scooped but way more clear than my 90’s American Standard.

    Neck width is a little more narrow than my other tele but not necessarily a bad thing. Neck is thin so it fits my smaller hands great.

    It’s called a 60’s tele but I think that’s because it doesn’t have the 63 pickups.


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  9. rze99

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    Wow that’s gorgeous. Live white blonde with rosewood... and maple ;).
     
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  10. rze99

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    fabulous.

    That’s aged shoreline gold, if I’m not mistaken. I’ve just done a build
    With aged shoreline gold.
     
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  11. Irondog

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    Congratulations, welcome to the club.. What's the weight??
    I have identical model in Sherwood green, I did upgrade to the RUTTERS 1/4" cold rolled steel with intonation slots, so they' re straight across, I was getting a slight sitar effect on the G string as well with the threaded barrels and I had very slight intonation problems with the threaded barrels, sustain and pick attack improved absolutely holy Grail guitar now, I keep trying to find areas where it doesn't perform I can't find any. (I do wish it had a 22 fret).
    The twisted tele pickup's are simply phenomenal for me every single setting of the 3 way switch. My guitar 6 lbs. 13 oz. absolute featherweight sustains forever.
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    Once again keep exploring it, 1 of the best guitars available to humans.
     
  12. blgoode

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    Mine is 7lb 5 oz weight. I do notice a little slight attack on the g at the nut but not as noticeable when fretted. Interesting hour saddle change improved as well as eliminated the issue!
     
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    Seems to be a lot of love for the CS '63. Out of curiosity what part of the specs of the 63 do you guys prefer to other years?
     
  14. blgoode

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    Paulie,
    For me it was that I wanted a rosewood board, and a slimmer neck. It seems like all the other necks are larger but I could be mistaken. I prefer a maple neck so I wanted to have something different. And the maple necks are larger than the 60’s carve.
     
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    Years ago I saw in a Guitarist Magazine calendar a surf green Custom Shop Heavy Relic Tele that was one of the most beautiful guitars I have ever seen. I'd dearly love to find one someday. Like an idiot I never kept the calendar.
    It was a bit like this one, but I wouldn't have a bound body.
    One day......

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    Here's mine. Was candy apple red, then I refinished it and added a matching Pro Jr amp to match my Australian-spec RHD Datsun wagon..

    Tele has a 9.5" radius fretboard, 6105 frets, Twisted Tele neck pup,
    and flat pole TX Special bridge pickup.

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  17. rze99

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    that’ll be a Lake Placid Blue fixation then!
     
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  18. tremelo68

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    Just joined the club. 2014 in Dakota Red. 48C2A372-EA91-417F-8A9E-9C0035CF58F9.jpeg 9FF30413-BB6D-4DF8-8103-BDF1F1BDABA2.jpeg
     
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  19. t-ray

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    Welcome, tremolo68. That is a beauty, in my favorite guitar color. My 1966 Mustang and 2008 CS La Cabronita Especial are both Dakota Red.
     
  20. tremelo68

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    Got a ‘65 Mustang in DR too! Though it has been down a long, hard road. Thoroughly banged up with real punk mileage on it.


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