Nash TC-63 Guitar, 3-Tone Burst, Humbucker, Maple
The Nash TC-63 is a double bound vintage Tele model from Nash Guitars. Bill Nash designed the TC-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 double bound 1963 Fender Telecaster Custom.
Not only does the TC-63 look and feel like a vintage Tele Custom, 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, pick guards, body binding, dinged and scratched finish, and aged hardware make the guitar look old, but the modern techniques used to make the guitar ensure that it plays like a brand new instrument. Each Nash TC-63 is built by hand, so each one is completely unique. It features a maple fingerboard, a Swamp Ash body, and Jason Lollar hand-wound pickups. The bridge is a vintage design with brass compensated saddles, and the entire guitar is given a light level of wear and tear via a relicing process.
Serial #: HBM-1064
Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz
Body Wood: Ash
Neck Wood: Maple, w/ Maple Fingerboard
Features: Single Adjustment Truss Rod w/ Heel Adjust, Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Frets: 21, 6105 Nickel
Nut Material: Tusq
Nut Width: 1 5/8"
Neck Shape: Medium C Shape - 10" Radius
Bridge: Gotoh Vintage, Brass 3-Saddle Compensated
Headstock: Vintage Correct Tele
Tuners: Gotoh Vintage
Pickguard: 3 Ply Mint
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Selector (250K CTS pots, Sprague Orange Drop capacitors, CRL switch)
Knobs: Aged Metal Chrome
Pickups: Handwound Lollar Imperial in neck, Lollar Special T in Bridge
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Nash Brown Gator Hardshell Case
About the Lollar Pickups in this guitar:
The Lollar Imperial (neck) captures the airy top end, tight lows, balanced midrange, and complex overtones of the best original PAF pickup. 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 pickup has, overtones build after each note is played. Alnico 2 magnets are de-gaussed to specific levels, unique to the neck positions.
The Special T (bridge) is a higher output version of the Vintage T Series Bridge with a rounder top end, a little more midrange, and more bottom end. Roll the tone control back a bit and get a somewhat convincing P-90/vintage humbucker tone. Flat pole design with graded Alnico 5 magnets. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire. Wax potted.