Fender Custom Shop 1969 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster - Faded Aged Sonic Blue
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.
Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer over Urethane
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1969 U (1st Fret: .850" - 12th Fret: .920")
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Round Laminated Maple
Inlays: Micarta Black
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 RWRP
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Bridge: 6 Saddle American Vintage Syncronized Tremolo
Tuners: Schaller F
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Custom Relic Vintage White
Features: Tone Saver Treble Bleed
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity