True to a remarkable era, the 1968 Stratocaster® has an exceptional regality that resonates through the decades. Boasting an oversized headstock at the end of a riftsawn “U”-shaped maple neck, topped off with a round-lam maple fingerboard, this guitar has the unforgettable, classic feel that only the Fender® Custom Shop can create. Giving it our signature Relic® treatment, a WLS undercoat priming a lacquer finish on a hand-selected two-piece select alder body and comfortable urethane finish on the neck completes this mouth-wateringly faithful Strat®.
In period-correct fashion, hand-wound ’69 pickups, complemented by 5-way switching and Vintage Modified #2 wiring, transcend the passage of time to recreate the warm and chimey tonal options you’d expect of this sublime guitar.
Additional appointments include a 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, 3-ply Eggshell pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo, Fender “F”-stamped tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with nylon spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity
Other specifications include:
Model Name: 1968 Stratocaster Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged Candy Apple Red Model Number: 9235000520 Series: Time Machine Color: Faded Aged Candy Apple Red Body Shape: Stratocaster® Body Material: Select Alder Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish Neck Material: Maple Rift Sawn Neck Shape: 1969 "U" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo String Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized with Custom Shop "V" Logo Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer With Urethane Headcap Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Maple Position Inlays: Black Dots Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP '69 Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Single Coil Strat® Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration: SSS Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo Orientation: Right-Hand Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell Control Knobs: Vintage White Switch Tips: Vintage White Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity. 7 lbs 13 oz #CZ540449
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