Fender American Vintage II 1963 Telecaster, 3-Color Sunburst

$ 2299.99

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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

By 1963, a new combination of tonewoods married the punch and focus of alder with the warmth added by a round-lam rosewood fingerboard, enhancing the signature Tele® twang. Featuring Pure Vintage ’63 Telecaster® pickups, triple threaded-steel saddle bridge and a comfortable “C”-shape maple neck, the American Vintage II 1963 Telecaster reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original. Characteristic of production in 1963, this Tele features clay dots (narrow-spaced at the 12th fret), a 7.25″ radius fingerboard fingerboard and is offered in three colors: Crimson Red Transparent over mahogany and 3-Color Sunburst or Surf Green over alder.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Features:

  • Alder or Mahogany Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage ’63 Single-Coil Tele® pickups
  • “C”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Pure Vintage Single-Line “Fender Deluxe” Tuners

GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH
Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

ALDER OR MAHOGANY BODY
Alder has a well-balanced tone with beefy mids and a robust low-end. Mahogany is a warm sounding wood with smooth mids and sweet highs.

7.25” RADIUS ROUND-LAMINATED ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD
The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1963 “C”-SHAPE NECK
In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

PURE VINTAGE ‘63 TELECASTER PICKUPS
Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.

VINTAGE-STYLE HARDWARE
From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.


General

Series
American Vintage II
Orientation
Right-Hand
Color
3-Color Sunburst
Country Of Origin
US

Neck
Headstock
Telecaster®
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape
1963 “C”
Neck Construction
4-Bolt
Fingerboard Radius
7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Fingerboard Material
Round-Laminated Rosewood
Position Inlays
Clay Dot
Side Dots
Vintage Clay
Number of Frets
21
Truss Rod
Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Truss Rod Nut
Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
String Nut
Bone
Nut Width
1.650″ (42 mm)
Nut Material
Bone

Body
Body
Alder
Body Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape
Telecaster®
Body Material
Alder

Hardware
Bridge
Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece
Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Bridge Mounting
4-Screw Vintage-Style
Pickguard
3-Ply Parchment
Pickup Covers
Neck: Chrome; Bridge: Black
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tip
Top Hat Style, Black
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines
Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”
String Trees
Butterfly
Strings
Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Neck Plate
4-Bolt Serialized
Strap Buttons
Vintage-Style

Electronics
Bridge Pickup
Pure Vintage ’63 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup
Pure Vintage ’63 Single-Coil Tele®
Pickup Configuration
SS
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Accessories
Recommened Gig Bag
FE1225 Electric Guitar Gig Bag, P/N 0991612406 (Not Included)

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Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

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