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.
Other specs include:
Model Name: 1969 Journeyman Relic® Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Faded Sonic Blue Series: Time Machine Color: Aged Faded Sonic Blue Body Shape: Stratocaster® Body Material: 2-Piece Lightweight Select Alder Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material: Maple Plain Grain Neck Shape: 1969 "U" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: Medium Jumbo Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Maple Position Inlays: Micarta Black Bridge Pickup: HW 69 Strat Middle Pickup: HW 69 Strat RWRP Neck Pickup: HW Texas Special 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: Schaller® F Orientation: Right-Hand Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment Control Knobs: Custom Relic® Vintage White Hard Case 7 lbs 13 oz #CZ531650
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