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Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster Closet Classic Dakota Red
Item: FE9231005597

Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster Closet Classic Dakota Red

Item: FE9231005597

This is perhaps the best sounding Custom Shop Telecaster we have in the store, but I may be biased, I’ve owned this exact model since 2006. In fact, I called the Fender Custom Shop and gave them my guitar’s serial number and asked if they could build some Teles exactly like the one I own. They said “of course”, and now I present this 1963 Closet Classic Telecaster to you.

The ‘63 Telecaster comes to us with exact “time period correct” vintage specs, except for the unfavorable ’63 wiring. This one is wired for one volume, one tone, and your standard 3-way switch. The thing I love about this Tele is that it always sounds like a Tele regardless if you’re playing clean or with lots of overdrive, and overdriven is where this instrument really shines. From Rolling Stones and classic rock to old Chicago Blues, this guitar exudes tone that is authentic and inspiring. Even when this guitar is not plugged in, it has an acoustic resonating quality that sounds like a real vintage instrument, and cosmetically, it looks vintage with a lightly “checked” Closet Classic finish.

If you’ve been on a “Special/Mojo Tele” hunt, your search is over. I’ve fallen in love with this guitar and have had several colors made of this exact model. Don’t spend time searching when you could be playing, buy this one today. – Scott

Serial # R73826

Weight: 7lbs 4oz


  • Alder Body
  • Lightly Tinted Maple Neck
  • 6mm Dark Indian Rosewood Fretboard
  • Round Laminated Fretboard
  • 21 Vintage Frets
  • Very Comfortable Mid 60's Style Oval "C" Shaped Neck
  • 7.25" Fingerboard Radius
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .820"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .890"
  • 1963 Custom Shop Pickups
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Closet Classic Aging
  • 3-Way Selector, 1 Master Volume, 1 Master Tone


  • Fender Black Tolex Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Fender Cable, Strap, Polish Cloth, and Tool Kit

List price: $4,140.00

Price: $3,299.00

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