Melody Music Shop

2018 68 STRAT REL - ABLK

$3,850.00
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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 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.

 

Specifications

 

General

Model Name: 1968 Stratocaster Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Black
Model Number: 9235000518
Series: Time Machine
Color: Aged Black

 

Body

Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish

 

Neck

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 Serialized with Custom Shop "V" Logo
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer With Urethane Headcap
Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dots

 

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP '69 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 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

 

Hardware

Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Switch Tips: Vintage White

 

Miscellaneous

Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

 

 

 

 

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Layaway is an option!

  • Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
  • Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days
  • A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the
  • layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
  • The item will ship immediately following payment in full, which may be before the 90 day layaway period.
  • There are no returns on layaway items. There are no refunds of payments towards a layaway item.
  • Please contact us with any further questions regarding our layaway policy!

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Items purchased from our store will ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. FedEX Ground or Home Delivery, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $200 will require a signature. Accessories and other small items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

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