'63 Veneer Board Singlecoil Cream / Red Tortoise Prewired Strat Pickguard
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Custom pre-wired 11 hole Strat pickguard in red tortoise shell, fitted with a calibrated set of '63 Veneer Board Singlecoil pickups in a cream finish with a zinc plated steel baseplate on the bridge pickup.
As with all of our pre-wired guards, this one and is handwired at our UK workshop, loaded with our custom spec BKP / CTS volume and tone pots and Duelund paper in oil tone capacitor.
'63 Veneer Board Singlecoil pickups:
Bridge - 6.3k Alnico v, Middle - 5.8k Alnico v, neck - 5.8k Alnico v
Marking the change to a thinner rosewood 'veneer' board, the '63 Veneer Board set is based on some of the slightly hotter coils from '63 and '64, with the slightly smaller diameter Alnico V magnets. While veneer board Strats are usually brighter than slab board Strats, the hotter wind helps to add body to the tone, while the smaller hand-bevelled magnets focus the magnetism under the strings. With deeper bottom-end than the '59 Slab Board set and a more solid high-end, chords carry plenty of weight with a very full, piano-like ring to each note. As with both sets, the coils are scatter-wound with Heavy Formvar wire for wide frequency response and exceptional pick dynamics.