Fender Custom Shop '69 Stratocaster Journeyman

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Combining the authentic style of a “big stock” Fender with the feel and features of a contemporary instrument, the 1969 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster swaggers into our 2017 Time Machine Collection. Commemorating a banner year for music (and the Strat), this guitar’s two-piece select alder body wears a WLS undercoat beneath nitrocellulose lacquer finish that received a Journeyman Relic treatment, granting the look and feel of an instrument that launched from that musically exciting period into today.

 

The hand-wound Custom Shop ’69 Strat single-coil neck and RWRP middle pickups are joined by a high-output, hand-wound Custom Shop Texas Special single-coil bridge pickup. A five-way switch and modified wiring—including a Tone-Saver treble-bleed circuit—selects pickups in almost any combination while preserving the tone, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.

 

Other exciting features include a light-tint, urethane-finished riftsawn maple neck with ’69 “U”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius round-lam maple or rosewood fingerboard, three-ply Parchment pickguard, 21 6105 frets, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style “F”-stamped tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with nylon spacer. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity.

Body Material:  2-Piece Lightweight Select Alder
Body Finish:  Nitrocellulose Lacquer over Urethane
Neck Material:  Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape:  1969 U  (1st Fret: .850" - 12th Fret: .920")
Scale Length:  25.5"
Radius:  9.5"
Frets:  21
Fret Size:  6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut:  Bone
Nut Width:  1.650"
Neck Plate:  4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish:  Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard:  Round Laminated Maple
Inlays:  Micarta Black
Bridge Pickup:  Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special
Middle Pickup:  Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 RWRP
Neck Pickup:  Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69
Controls:  Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Bridge:  6 Saddle American Vintage Syncronized Tremolo
Tuners:  Schaller F
Pickguard:  3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs:  Custom Relic Vintage White
Features: Tone Saver Treble Bleed
Strings:  Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Accessories:  Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity