Fender Custom Shop's 1968 Relic Stratocaster stays true to the iconic late-sixties Stratocasters with its authentic vintage hardware and specs. You'll notice, of course, the oversized headstock and Faded Olympic finish at first glance, and its NOS designation means you get a pristine Fender Custom Shop guitar without any relicing. The hand-selected two-piece alder body gets a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, while the 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo, 3-ply eggshell pickguard, and vintage white control knobs/switch tips further its classic look. You’ll also love the neck on this one too: a Maple Rift Sawn neck with 1969 “U” shaped profile, 6105 narrow tall frets, and 9.5” fingerboard radius. This Strat also has a fantastic set of pickups as well, with a trio of 69 Strat single-coils churning out the iconic late-sixties tone that solidified Fender's iconic status. You can get everything from a bluesy crunch to a glistening clean tone with this set of pickups, and when you combine that classic tonal versatility with its undeniable vintage aura and the exceptional attention to detail of Fender Custom Shop – then you have a sure-fire winner with this ’68 Strat.
-Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
-Neck Material: Maple 5/4 Quarter Sawn
-Neck Shape: 1969 "U"
-Neck Finish: Light Tint Nitro Lacquer
-Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .85"
-Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .91"
-Fingerboard Material: Maple Quartersawn
-Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
-Fingerboard Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
-Fret Wire: Narrow Tall / 6105
-Pickguard: 63-69 Strat
-Neck Pickup: 69 Strat
-Middle Pickup: 69 Strat
-Bridge Pickup: 69 Strat
-Bridge: American Vintage
-Neck Plate: F Logo
-Back Plate/Trem Cover: Vintage White
-Tuning Machines: Schaller "F" Keys
-Case: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele in Black