Nash TC-63 Guitar, Double Bound, Bigsby, Lollartron, Sonic Blue, Light Aging
The Nash TC-63 is a 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 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 rosewood fingerboard, an Alder body, and Jason Lollar hand-wound pickups. The bridge on this one is the a classy Bigsby vibrato, and the entire guitar is given a light level of wear and tear via a relicing process.
Serial #: HBM-1248
Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz
Body Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Maple, w/ Rosewood 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
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: Lollar Handwound Lollartron in Neck, Special T Bridge
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Nash Hardshell Case
About the Lollar handwound pickups in this guitar:
Putting a new twist on an old favorite, the LollarTron is a humbucker-sized pickup that channels the sound of a vintage FilterTron. A2 magnets, custom covers, lot's of attitude!
Starting with a '60s Country Gentleman as a benchmark, Lollar went after the classic rock-a-billy 'bucker tone, adding some Lollar "secret sauce" along the way. The neck pickup is warm and buttery, with a clear, present top end offering sparkle and spank with clarity and punch.
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.