Fender Stratocaster Sea Foam Green 1963

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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 the 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. More standard colors are introduced.

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: Sea Foam Green was available as a finish from 1960 to 1965. It is considered a rarer color which does increase the value.

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

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