'68 Tele® Thinline Journeyman Relic®

'68 Tele® Thinline Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Natural

Model Number: 9235001566

$7,299.00 RRP
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1968 saw the debut of the Telecaster Thinline—designed as a lighter new version of the Telecaster due to a shortage of lightweight ash bodywood. The guitar had hollow “wings” on either side of the body, with an f-hole on the bass side for a brilliant new look and warmly resonant tone. The ’68 Telecaster Thinline Journeyman Relic captures that year’s model in all its brilliance, with a few custom modifications including a Bigsby® B5 bridge and tailpiece for added vibrato. A semi-hollow Thinline Kalamazoo mahogany body wears a perfectly worn-in Journeyman Relic lacquer finish. The rift-sawn maple neck features a ’60s-style “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius rift-sawn maple fingerboard and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets.

Custom Shop hand-wound Twisted Tele® pickups provide extra-hot output for beautiful resonance and are hooked up to modern Telecaster wiring and three-way switch. Other features include a three-ply white pearl pickguard, Schaller® “F” tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9235001566
    Series Time Machine
    Color Aged Natural
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Lacquer
    Body Shape Telecaster®
    Body Material 1-Piece Vintage Kalamazoo Mahogany
  • Neck
    Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 1960 Oval "C"
    Neck Binding None
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Round-Lam Rift Sawn Maple
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Narrow Tall (6105)
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Micarta Black Dot
  • Hardware
    Bridge Bigsby® B5 Bridge and Tailpiece
    Tuning Machines Schaller® "F"
    Pickguard 3-Ply White Pearl
    Control Knobs Knurled Chrome
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele® Single-Coil
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele® Single-Coil
    Controls Volume, Tone
    Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Configuration SS