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.