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Like 1962, very little changed about the Stratocaster for the production year of 1963. Sales were still extremely strong, and the Stratocaster continued to etch out its place as one of the world's most popular and iconic instruments. Some very minor changes seen in 1963 include a subtle shift in the shape of the pickup selector switch and a change in the location of the pickguard screw above the front two pickups. Also, by 1963 the "veneer" style of Rosewood fingerboard had become standard. 

Years of Production: 1954 - present

Unique to this Year: 
No more date markers on body. Veneer Rosewood fingerboard becomes standard. 

Body Style: 
Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition:
 Alder body, Maple neck with slab or veneer Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 3 single-coil pickups, 3-way pickup selector

Finish Specifications: 
Sunburst was a standard finish for the '63 Stratocaster 

Notable Players:  Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix

Product Specs

  • Stratocaster
  • Black
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Fiesta Red
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Olympic White
  • Seafoam Green
  • Shoreline Gold
  • Sonic Blue
  • Sunburst
  • 1963
Made In
  • United States
Body Material
  • Alder
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Color Family
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Red
  • Sunburst
  • White
Finish Style
  • Gloss
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 21
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Product Family
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
  • Plain

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