Fender Custom Shop

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The Fender Custom Shop '68 Telecaster Thinline Journeyman Relic captures the look, feel and iconic sound of an original '60s Tele that's been broken in over decades of use. From its hand-aged lacquer finish to the custom hand-wound pickups, every detail has been meticulously crafted to transport you back to the vibrant music scenes of the late '60s. Whether you crave vintage twang or overdriven snarl, this relic Tele delivers the real deal.

Twisted Tele Pickups Deliver Authentic Vintage Tone

At the heart of this guitar's vintage-approved sound are a pair of Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele single-coil pickups. Using precise specs and a specialized winding process, these pickups faithfully reproduce the snarling yet articulate tone of original '60s Tele pickups. Every nuance rings through with trademark Tele bite. Crank up the gain for hot-rodded leads or dial back for glassy, bell-like cleans. You'll swear you've gone back in time.

Relic Nitro Finish Ages Like a True '60s Classic

The Journeyman Relic treatment gives this Tele the unmistakable look and feel of a well-loved, road-worn instrument. Its nitrocellulose lacquer finish has been meticulously aged to achieve a unique "relic'd" patina complete with nicks, scratches and discoloration. The rift-sawn maple neck sports a smooth, '60s-style C-shaped profile that's been broken in to perfection. Every curve and contour feels like home.

Bigsby Tailpiece Unlocks Whammy Expressiveness

Expanding your sonic palette is the Bigsby B5 vibrato bridge and tailpiece system. The smooth, vintage-style vibrato arm lets you unleash thick warbles and dramatic bends that simply aren't possible with a standard Tele bridge. Get lost in swirling, atmospheric textures or throw in expressive dips for emphasis. The Bigsby opens up a world of creative expression.

Classic Fender Craftsmanship Meets Modern Playability

While its vibe is pure '60s, the Journeyman Relic has been optimized for today's players. The 21 vintage-tall frets allow for effortless bending without fretting out, while the bone nut provides buttery smooth tuning. The 25.5" scale length and 1.65" nut width feel familiar and comfortable. From the 3-ply white pearl pickguard to the knurled chrome knobs, this Tele sweats the details. Even the nickel-plated .010-.046 strings are period-correct.

With the Fender Custom Shop '68 Telecaster Thinline Journeyman Relic, you're getting the complete vintage Tele experience from sight to sound to feel. Its unstoppable mojo will inspire you to play for hours on end. Visit your local Guitar Center today and experience this time machine for yourself.

Fender Custom Shop '68 Telecaster Thinline Journeyman Relic Electric Guitar Aged Black
Fender Custom Shop '68 Telecaster Thinline Journeyman Relic Electric Guitar Aged Black
Fender Custom Shop '68 Telecaster Thinline Journeyman Relic Electric Guitar Aged Black

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  • Journeyman Relic nitro finish, rift-sawn maple neck
  • Hand-wound Twisted Tele pickups
  • Bigsby B5 vibrato bridge and tailpiece
  • 21 vintage-tall frets, bone nut, 3-ply white pearl pickguard

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  • Body Type: Single-cutaway solid body
  • Body wood: 2-piece select ash
  • Body finish: Lacquer
  • Neck shape: Vintage
  • Neck wood: Rift-sawn maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Narrow-Tall
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.65" (42 mm) Bone
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Fender Custom Shop Single Coil
  • Bridge: Fender Custom Shop Single Coil
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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