Fender Custom Shop 1968 Telecaster Thinline Journeyman Relic 3-Color Sunburst CZ573330
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Neck depth 1st fret: .90"
Neck depth 12th fret: .97"
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 mahogany or ash 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 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.
Series: Time Machine
Body Material: 1-Piece Vintage Michigan Mahogany
Body Finish: Lacquer
Neck: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard Material: Round-Lam Rift Sawn Maple
Number Of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Tall
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Bridge: Bigsby B5 Bridge and Tailpiece
- Bridge: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele Single-Coil
- Neck: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele Single-Coil
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
Controls: Volume, Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Case/gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell