Up for sale, a 2010 Nash S-63 in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. A USA-made premium S-style platform loaded with Bare Knuckle pickups, this S-63 features traditional tonewoods including an ash body, maple neck and slab rosewood fretboard.
The guitar delivers plenty of natural authority and cut, channelled faithfully through the Bare Knuckle pickups which have black bobbins, cloth-covered leads and flat alnico pole pieces. An array of traditional Strat tonalities are at the player's fingertips, with a sparkling, bouncy bridge position, and plenty of percussive cut and bell-like chime via the middle and neck pickups. Each position on the five-way switch offers a vital, distinct sound. Weighing 7lbs 9oz, this Nash has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation and low action.
The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve at the nut with round shoulders in every register and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .940" at the 12th. The rosewood slab fretboard is a thick, dark cut with a 10" radius and flawless medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The Tusq nut measures 1.650" in width, and the headstock is signed by Bill Nash on the back, featuring Gotoh-made Kluson-style tuners.
The electronics all function as intended, with the Bare Knuckle pickups wired to CTS 300K pots. Hardware includes an aged vintage-style vibrato unit that actuates smoothly for quick flutters and deeper dives, and plastics comprise a mint green pickguard and and lightly aged knobs.
The nitrocellulose lacquer Shell Pink gloss finish was lightly sprayed, similar in application to a Fender "Thin Skin" or "Flash Coat" finish, and the prominent grain of the ash body can be faintly seen (and felt) through the gloss. This finish features moderate aging from Nash, and there is sparingly little cosmetic wear beyond the factory relic treatment. The neck profile is worn to the smooth, bare maple along much of its length as part of Nash's aging process and is silky smooth on the palm.
A molded hardshell case is included.