Fender Custom Shop 2018 Limited 1968 Stratocaster - Super Heavy Relic
True to a remarkable era, the 1968 Stratocaster has an exceptional regality that resonates through the decades. Boasting an oversized headstock at the end of a riftsawn “U”-shaped maple neck, topped off with a round-lam maple fingerboard, this guitar has the unforgettable, classic feel that only the Fender Custom Shop can create. Giving it our signature Super Heavy Relic treatment, a WLS undercoat priming a lacquer finish on a hand-selected two-piece select alder body and comfortable urethane finish on the neck completes this mouth-wateringly faithful Strat®.
In period-correct fashion, hand-wound ’69 pickups, complemented by 5-way switching and Vintage Modified #2 wiring, transcend the passage of time to recreate the warm and chimey tonal options you’d expect of this sublime guitar.
Additional appointments include a 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, 3-ply Eggshell pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo, Fender “F”-stamped tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with nylon spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
|Brand||Fender Custom Shop|
|Model||2018 Limited 1968 Stratocaster|
|Finish Color||Super Faded Aged Cherry Burst|
|Aging||Super Heavy Relic|
|Finish Type||Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish|
|Body Wood||Select Alder|
|Neck Wood||Maple Rift Sawn|
|Neck Shape||1969 "U"|
|Neck Dimensions||.860 1st - .920 12th|
|Pickups||Custom Shop Handwound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat (bridge), Custom Shop '69 Hand-Wound Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Single-Coil Strat (middle), Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1969 Single-Coil Strat (neck)|
|Controls||1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way|
|Tuners||Schaller F Key|
|Bridge||6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo|
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