We're stoked to bring you another beautiful creation from our friends over at the Fender Custom Shop! This 1963 Telecaster NOS is quite the looker with a few interesting tricks up its sleeve - and has an interesting backstory to boot!

We conceptualized the finish as a tribute to former Fender Custom Shop builder Alan Hamel, who created several awesome "metallic sparkle" finishes for FCS. The stunning Silver Sparkle Black Burst finish and clear pickguard on this one honors his Founders' Design Telecaster he built several years back, and we're stoked with how it turned out!

Of course, we had to put a few of our own special twists on it, including a roaring EVH Wolfgang bridge humbucker that sings and rips with reckless abandon. In conjunction with the signature twang of the Tele's brass saddles, this combination kicks some serious rock n' roll ass. It's also a nice compliment to the Twisted Tele neck pickup that sounds simply fantastic for cleans and liquid leads. The offkilter John 5 HB wiring also adds a unique element to this axe!

This guitar also features a beautiful one-piece 2A flamed quartersawn maple neck (unusual for a '60s-spec Telecaster, which usually have rosewood) that's both beautiful and supremely stable. The '59 Esquire neck shape also fills the hand nicely, being quite meaty but not too thick. It's the perfect profile that combines the best of vintage and modern. Adding onto this are some awesome 6150 Medium Jumbo frets and a 9.5" - 12" compound radius that makes both rhythm and lead playing absolutely effortless. This is definitely a player's Tele and one of the most versatile to ever come through the shop from a playability standpoint.

You know you're getting a special instrument in your hands any time you pick up something built by Fender's Custom Shop team, and this guitar is sure to not only meet but exceed your expectations.



  • Model: '63 Telecaster
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Color: Silver Sparkle Black Burst, Alan Hamel "Founders"-Style
  • Aging: NOS


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: 2A Quartersawn Flame Maple
  • Neck: 2A Quartersawn Flame Maple
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Frets: 6150 Medium Jumbo
  • Radius: 9.5" - 12" Compound
  • Neck Profile: '59 Esquire C
  • Nut Width: 1.65"
  • 1st Fret Neck Thickness: .820
  • 12th Fret Neck Thickness: .965


  • Tuners: Vintage-Style Fender Logo
  • Bridge: RSD Tele Sawed-Off
  • String Tree: American Vintage 59-64
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 5-Hole Clear, Alan Hamel "Founders"-Style
  • Pickup Covers & Knobs: Knurled Chrome


  • Pickups: Twisted Tele Single-Coil (Neck), EVH Wolfgang w/ Chrome Cover (Bridge)
  • Controls: John 5 Tele HB Wiring


  • Case: Black Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Certificate of Authenticity, Spec Sheet, & Custom Shop Strap Included
  • Instrument Weight: 7.7 lbs
  • Serial #: R129467

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for the Fender Custom Shop. This 1963 Telecaster NOS is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

ConditionBrand New (New)
Brand New items are sold by an authorized dealer or original builder and include all original packaging.Learn more
  • Custom Shop '63 Reissue Telecaster NOS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Model Family
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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