Nice first year (1999) Fender Custom Shop 'Closet Classic' '63 Telecaster. Dated 1999 on neck butt. Signed by maker. Excellent example of early Custom Shop craftsmanship when instruments were made by hand in low numbers using original vintage tooling. Period features such as a 7.25" fretboard radius and vintage sized fretwire - seldom seen on modern custom shop instruments. Further 'aging' to the instrument very tastefully excecuted, not extreme like many current instruments. An excellent instrument destined to become sought after piece of Fender / Custom Shop craftsmanship.
Finish: 1960s Blonde
Body Material: 2 Piece Ash
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Material: Period correct round-lamimated Rosewood
Neck Profile: 1960s 'C'
Neck Details: Bolt on, 4 Bolt plate. 7.25" Radius, vintage sized fretwire.
Pickups: 2x vintage 60s style single coils
Electronics: 1x Volume, 1x Tone, 3-way switch
Modifications / Repairs: None
Cosmetic Condition: Very good 'Closet Classic' condition, frets remain at the 95% mark.
Tech Notes: Setup by our in house technician with 10-46 gauge strings with a medium to low action
Case Details: Original Fender G&G Case, includes original hangtags which reference serial number.
Serial Number: R5169
Made in: USA (Custom Shop)