2019 Fender Custom Shop Limited '69 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic CC - Olympic White
When it comes to iconic guitars, there are few if any that compare to an Olympic White Stratocaster. This 'knight in shining armor' doesn't pay homage to any specific player or qualify as a signature model, but you're definitely in the company of the greats when you strap on this warlock. Aged to perfection from the Custom Shop, Fender brought us right back to Woodstock with this iconic 1969 relic! Born in 2019 as well, you could consider it an anniversary model... But all told, yep, this is just like the strat Jimi played at his Woodstock performance (except right side up). Period correct appointments, elegant checking and chipping, and a classy vintage tint to the all maple neck and fingerboard make it a joy to hold. It's as pretty on the wall as it is in your hands!
The action sits medium-low with a nice snappy tone and minimal buzz. This one really feels vintage, which is common with the Journeyman relics. Perfect intonation and no dead spots, the guitar only has very light fret wear at the first few frets, and exhibits no other signs of use. The handwound pickups sound just like the late 60s plugged into a Deluxe Reverb or a Bluesbreaker- all the way from the bell-like chime of the neck pickup to the crystalline bite of the bridge. The only things that are not "era correct" are the addition of a 5 way switch (RWRP Middle pickup makes for noise free 2 + 4 positions) and a 9.5" fingerboard radius for high frequency/long distance bending.
This is a very special Strat and should be considered if you're looking to upgrade from your standard factory offering, or if you just need to add one more Strat to the stable.
Model: LTD 69 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic
- Body Wood: Alder
- Color: Olympic White
- Finish: Nitrocellulose
- Pickguard: 63-69 Strat White Guard
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Finish: Light Tint
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Nut Width: 1.650"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Frets: 21
- 1st Fret Depth: 0.850"
- 12th Fret Depth: 0.910"
- Radius: 9.5"
- Action: 0.06"
- Strings: 10-46
- Neck: Handwired 69 Strat Relic
- Middle: Handwired 69 Strat RWRP Relic
- Bridge: Handwired 69 Strat Relic
- Traditional Strat harness with Bridge pickup wired to Tone #2
- Bridge/Tailpiece: American Vintage Strat Bridge Relic
- Tuners: Schaller
- Knobs: Parchment
Weight: 7.8 lbs
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