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1968 Relic® Stratocaster®
PRODUCT#: 9235000520
$5,999RRP

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.

General

General

Series:

Time Machine

COLOUR/RRP/PART#:

Faded Aged Candy Apple Red
$5,999
9235000520

Aged Olympic White
$5,999
9235000517

Faded 3-Color Sunburst
$5,999
9235000519

Aged Black
$5,999
9235000518


Body

Body

Body Material:

Select Alder

Body Finish:

Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish


Neck

Neck

Fingerboard Radius:

9.5" (241 mm)

Neck Material:

Maple Rift Sawn

Neck Finish:

Nitrocellulose Lacquer With Urethane Headcap

Neck Shape:

1969 "U"

Fingerboard Material:

Round-Laminated Maple

Number of Frets:

21

Fret Size:

6105 Narrow Jumbo

Nut Material:

Bone

Nut Width:

1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays:

Black Dots

Neck Plate:

4-Bolt Serialized with Custom Shop "V" Logo


Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup:

Custom Shop Handwound 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)


Hardware

Hardware

Pickguard:

3-Ply Eggshell

Bridge:

6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo

Tuning Machines:

Vintage-Style with Fender Logo

Control Knobs:

Vintage White


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings:

Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

Included Accessories:

Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.