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Fender Custom Shop - 1969 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster, Maple - Faded/Aged Sonic Blue

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Model Overview:

This Journeyman Relic Stratocaster is handcrafted from a two piece Alder Body paired with a Rift Sawn Maple neck. The Journeyman finish is engineered to represent a well loved, and a well played guitar, handed down through the years but not leaving the house often, with a few marks and some checking.

The neck which is paired with the body follows the 1969 U profile on the back and has a 9.5 radius laminated Rosewood fingerboard fitted with #6105 frets, this gives a familiar and comfortable feel in the hand. Sonically this Stratocaster boasts a Hand-Wound 1969 Neck Pickup, a Hand-Wound Reverse Wind Reverse Polarity 1969 Middle Pickup, and a slightly hotter, Hand-Wound Texas Special Bridge Pickup running to a five way switch which is part of Fender's "Tone Saver Treble Bleed" Circuit which allows for clear tone no matter where the volume control is set.  

Includes a Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Model Specs:


  • Model Name: 1969 Journeyman Relic® Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged Sonic Blue
  • Model Number: 1546082872
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Color: Faded Aged Sonic Blue


  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Lightweight Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish


  • Neck Material: Maple Rift Sawn
  • Neck Shape: 1969 "U"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • 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: Custom Shop Handwound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop '69 Hand-Wound Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1969 Single-Coil Strat
  • 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


  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

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