Nash S-63 Guitar, Black over 3 Tone Sunburst, HSS
The Nash S-63 is one of Nash Guitars top vintage models. Bill Nash designed the S-63 to create a guitar that isn't extremely expensive, yet still captures that great look, feel, and playability of a well played and loved 1963 Fender Stratocaster.
Not only does the S-63 look and feel like a vintage Strat, it also features a number of popular modern appointments, such as Lollar handwound pickups and Gotoh Vintage tuning keys.
If anyone knows about building vintage guitars, it's Bill Nash! He has worked with a HUGE number of them for many years and has a great deal of knowledge about how a vintage guitar looks and feels. The aged control knobs, pickguards, dinged and scratched finish, and aged hardware make the S-63 look old, but the modern techniques used to make the guitar ensure that it plays like a brand new instrument. Each Nash S-63 is built by hand, so each one is completely unique. It features a rosewood fingerboard, Swamp Ash body, and Jason Lollar hand-wound pickups. The bridge is made from vintage parts, and the entire guitar is given a heavy level of wear and tear via a relicing process.
Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz
Serial #: HBM-633
|Body:|| Swamp Ash
|Neck:||Maple w/ Slab Rosewood|
|Single Adjustment Truss Rod w/ Heel Adjust|
|Neck Shape:||Medium C Neck - 10" Radius|
|Headstock:||Vintage Correct Headstock|
|Nut Width:||1 5/8|
|Pickguard:|| 3 Ply Mint
|Electronics:||Volume, Tone, Tone, 5-Way Selector Switch|
|250K CTS pots, Sprague Orange Drop capacitors, and CRL 5-way switch|
|Input Jack:||Face Jack|
|Pickups:|| Lollar Handwound Dirty Blonde, Lollar Imperial
|Finish Option:||Nitrocellulose with Heavy Distress|
About the Lollar Pickups in this guitar
The Lollar Vintage Blonde Strat style pickups are bright but smooth. Scooped midrange, full bass with smooth attack, medium low output sounds glassy, chimey, spanky. Play soft and get round, smooth tone; hit it hard and the attack and treble will come forward in the mix. Works well with overdrives. Alnico 2 flat poles, scattered wound, wax potted coils. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire. Middle is RWRP for humbucking operation in positions 2 and 4.
The Lollar Imperial captures the airy top end, tight lows, balanced midrange, and complex overtones of the best original PAF pickups. In reviews it is consistently given high marks for its balanced frequency response. Unbalanced coils keep the bottom end tight for the amount of fullness the pickups have, overtones build after each note is played. Alnico 2 magnets in the neck & alnico 5 magnets in the bridge are de-gaussed to specific levels, unique to the neck and bridge positions.
HB Bridge: 8.4k