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Weight: 7 LBS 1 OZ

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 Kalamazoo mahogany 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 (6105) 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.

Fingerboard Material - Round-Lam Rift Sawn Maple

Fingerboard Radius - 9.5” (241 mm)

Neck Finish - Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Material - Rift Sawn Maple

Neck Shape - 1960 Oval "C"

Number of Frets - 21

Nut Material - Bone

Nut Width - 1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays - Micarta Black Dot

Side Dots - Black

String Nut - Bone

Body - 2-Piece Select Ash

Body Finish - Lacquer

Body Material - 2-Piece Select Ash

Body Shape -Telecaster®

Bridge - Bigsby® B5 Bridge and Tailpiece

Control Knobs - Knurled Chrome

Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome

Pickguard - 3-Ply White Pearl

Strings - Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)

Switch Tip -Black

Tuning Machines -Schaller® "F"

Bridge Pickup - Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele® Single-Coil

Controls - Volume, Tone

Neck Pickup -Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele® Single-Coil

Pickup Configuration - SS

Switching - 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Fret Size -Narrow Tall (6105)

Scale Length -25.5" (648 mm)

Included Accessories - Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

2022 Fender '68 Tele Thinline Journeyman Relic Maple Fingerboard Aged Black

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