Fender Custom Shop


The Fender Custom Shop Platinum Anniversary ’63 Tele is limited to just 15 guitars and is only available at Guitar Center. It celebrates the 15th anniversary of Guitar Center Platinum, which houses the most exquisite instruments in our collection. Double-bound and finished in Aged Silver Sparkle, this Tele is an instant ticket to the Bakersfield sound. As a Journeyman Relic, every element has been authentically aged, from the beautiful nitrocellulose checking down to the rusted bridge screws, a byproduct of endless gigs at dive bars and sweat-soaked stages.

The ’63 Tele neck pickup provides rich, vintage single-coil sounds. It pairs with a Twisted Tele in the bridge that is wound slightly hotter—you'll even hear a touch of sparkling Strat tones. Both are handwound and relic'd in the Custom Shop.

Guitar Center spec'd a roasted, quartersawn maple neck topped with a painted headcap; the fretboard is AAA rosewood. This Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster comes with a certificate of authenticity, engraved limited-edition neck plate and a deluxe hardshell case.
  • 2-piece alder body
  • Roasted maple neck with AAA rosewood fretboard
  • ’63 Vintage Tele (neck) and Twisted Tele (bridge) single coils, 3-way switch
  • String-thru 3-barrel bridge, vintage-style tuners

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  • Body Type: Single-cutaway solid body
  • Body wood: 2-piece alder
  • Body finish: Sparkle Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck shape: Oval C
  • Neck wood: Roasted maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.65" (42 mm) Bone
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Special electronics: Not Applicable
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Barrel saddle
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States