Fender 1963 Telecaster Closet Classic Custom Shop 2001 – Lake Placid Blue

$ 3995.99

This 2001 Fender 1963 Closet Classic Custom Shop Telecaster was moved from Guitar Center to the original owner’s home, where it was perhaps played once or twice.  This was not because the guitar doesn’t play or sound great (it does), it was due to the fact that the guitar was part of a collection of over 200 instruments that were mostly purchased as investments. 

Fender nailed the checking on this one. Others I’ve seen have that really tight crackle checking that is the result of hot/cold treatment.  This guitar looks authentic.  

Included in the original case is all the Fender stuff that came with the guitar when it left the factory: certificate of authenticity, strap, cable, warranty papers, bridge cover – and, the owner kept the original Guitar Center price tag as well as his purchase receipt.

The guitar plays perfectly, having received a new set of strings and a basic setup in our shop.  There are no changes, repairs or issues whatsoever.  The truss rod was checked to make sure there is room for future neck relief adjustments.  The frets look new.  

A perfect guitar in a great color from a solid Fender Custom Shop era.

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  • Color: Lake Placid Blue
  • Weight: 7lbs 9.4oz
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple 
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Neck Date/Code: Apr 16 2001
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Clay Dot
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut: Original
  • Nut width: 1-5/8″
  • Scale: 25.5
  • Radius: 7.25″
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .82″
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: .91″
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32″
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64″
  • Total length: 38-3/8″
  • Lower bout: 12-5/8″
  • Waist: 9″
  • Upper bout: 11″
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1-3/4″
  • String gauge: .010 – .046
  • Hardware Color: Chrome, Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Fender Tele Bridge Single Coil
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 6.84″
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Fender Tele Neck Single Coil
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 7.56k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: 3 Ply White
  • Bridge: Original 
  • Tuners: Kluson Style
  • Switch: 3 Way
  • Pots/Codes: Original 019064
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:

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