1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic® MN

1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Firemist Red

Model Number: 9235001143

$6,699.00 RRP
Find a Dealer
New

The 1970 Strat® marks the end of an era. It was the last year of the four-bolt neck joint, original factory synchronized tremolo with stamped saddles, and heel-adjust truss rod. Body contours changed dramatically in 1971, clad in much thicker polyurethane finishes. Indeed, 1970 was the last year the Strat held true to its purest original design elements. To honor this benchmark model, we’re introducing a faithful recreation with several custom modifications that players and aficionados will appreciate.

The two-piece select alder body of the 1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic® has a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish. Its two-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a 1969 “U” profile, walnut “skunk stripe” and a lacquer-face large ’70s-style headstock with a darker aged appearance. The fingerboard has a comfortable modern 9.5” radius and 21 narrow tall frets. A three-ply nitro pickguard holds three hand-wound ’69 Strat pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup) and a Vintage Modified #2 control assembly with Greasebucket™ tone circuit, which keeps mids and highs without adding bass when rolling back the tone control. Other features include vintage style “F” tuning machines, five-way switch and vintage-style Custom Shop synchronized tremolo. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9235001143
    Series Time Machine
    Color Aged Firemist Red
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Journeyman Relic® Lacquer
    Body Shape Stratocaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple
    Neck Finish Lite Tint Urethane with Medium Tint Lacquer Headstock Face
    Neck Shape 1969 "U"
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Maple
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size 6105 Narrow Tall
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Black Dot
  • Hardware
    Bridge Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    Tuning Machines Schaller® "F"
    Pickguard 3-Ply Parchment
    Control Knobs Vintage White
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat® Single-Coil
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat® Single-Coil
    Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge 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
    Configuration SSS