Melody Music Shop

1963 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Custom, Rosewood Fingerboard, Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

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The Telecaster Custom upgraded the workhorse Telecaster with an elegant double-bound body and gorgeous 3-Color Sunburst finish—which was considered a custom color, compared to the customary blonde Telecaster finish. The 1963 Telecaster Custom Relic updates this classic design with modern touches to make it even more playable. 

The double-bound two-piece body is constructed from hand-selected alder, chosen for its weight and grain pattern. Two hand-wound Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickups grace the top, kicking out high-output, smoking tone that’s further shaped by modern wiring, including our slick, volume-preserving Greasebucket tone circuit.



Body Material 2-Piece Lightweight Select Alder
Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape 1963 C  (1st Fret: .820" - 12th Fret: .980")
Scale Length 25.5"
Radius 9.5"
Frets 21"
Fret Size 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut Bone
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Plate 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard AAA Rosewood
Inlays Vintage Clay Dot
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Handwound Twisted Tele
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Handwound Twisted Tele
Controls Volume, Tone
Special Electronics Modern Tele Wiring with Greasebucket Tone Circuit
Bridge 3-Saddle American Vintage w/ Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
Tuners Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs Knurled Dome
Strings Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)






Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

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Layaway is an option!

  • Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
  • Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days
  • A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the
  • layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
  • The item will ship immediately following payment in full, which may be before the 90 day layaway period.
  • There are no returns on layaway items. There are no refunds of payments towards a layaway item.
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Items purchased from our store will ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. FedEX Ground or Home Delivery, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $200 will require a signature. Accessories and other small items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.


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