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Fender 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red #CZ542901

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Fender 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red #CZ549395

Fender 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red #CZ549395 Product Image
  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Series: Custom Shop
  • Design: Stratocaster
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Rift Sawn Maple
  • ...
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Product information - FENDER 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red #CZ542901

Custom Shop electric guitar with hand-wound single-coils and Greasebucket tone-circuit, including case and certificate

The Fender 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red draws inspiration from the 1970 Stratocaster, considered the last of the "classic" Strats before the major changes of the CBS era. This electric guitar combines the historic specifications with a series of custom modifications for optimised handling and increased tonal variety. In terms of construction, the Fender Custom Shop relies on an alder body and a four-piece bolt-on maple neck with a "1969 U" profile and 9.5" fingerboard radius. As for the pickups, hand-wound Fender Custom Shop '69 Strat single-coils provide premium vintage tones, with the RWRP mid-pickup preventing any extraneous noise in the intermediate blade switch positions. The Fender Greasebucket tone circuit is on board as well. Authentic hardware in the form of a vintage synchronised tremolo and Schaller "F" tuners complete the Fender 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red.

FENDER 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red #CZ542901
The Fender 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red combines classic '70s specs with subtly modernised playability.
FENDER 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red #CZ542901 Back
The rift sawn maple neck is connected to the alder body via a neck plate and four screws.

Authentic construction and excellent playability

The FENDER 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red features a two-piece body made of lightweight alder, whose contours follow the authentic specifications of the pre-CBS era. Furthermore, the rift-sawn maple neck with standing annual rings is classically connected to the body via four screws and a neck plate, with access to the truss rod from the neck heel. Furthermore, a thin nitrocellulose finish with a light Journeyman relic, conveying the look and feel of a lovingly cared-for vintage original, supports the electric guitar's lively tonal response. The pleasantly strong "1969 U" neck profile and the fingerboard radius of 9.5" (241 mm) ensure authentic vintage playability with smooth bends.

FENDER 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red #CZ542901 Body
Hand-wound Fender Custom Shop '69 Strat single-coils with Greasebucket tone circuit promise versatile vintage tones.

Hand-wound single-coils with Greasebucket Tone-Circuit

The pickups chosen for the FENDER 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red by the Fender Custom Shop are three hand-wound Fender '69 Strat single-coils that deliver a warm but punchy vintage sound for blues and rock. The reverse-wound and polarised RWRP midrange pickup reduces noise in the intermediate positions of the 5-way blade switch. For particularly smooth treble roll-offs, the Fender 1970 Stratocaster is also equipped with the Fender Greasebucket tone circuit, which reduces the proportion of low frequencies by cutting back the treble and thus guarantees a warm tone without mud.

FENDER 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red #CZ542901 Headstock
On the large '70s headstock, Schaller Original F-Series tuners guarantee stable and precise tuning.

Fender 1970 Strat Journeyman Relic featuring authentic hardware

Last but not least, the Fender 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red is equipped with reliable and historically correct hardware. The classic Fender Custom Shop Synchronized Tremolo enriches melodies and chords with shimmering vibratos if desired. On the large '70s-style headstock, the strings are guided via a bone nut to the Schaller Original F-Series tuners, which impress with their smooth running and high tuning stability.

The Fender 1970 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic MN Aged Firemist Red at a glance:

  • Electric guitar from the Fender Custom Shop, made in the USA
  • Inspired by the 1970 Stratocaster
  • Serial number CZ542901
  • Journeyman relic nitrocellulose finish with light ageing
  • Two-piece alder body
  • Four-piece bolt-on neck made of rift sawn maple (maple with standing annual rings)
  • Large '70s headstock
  • 9.5" fingerboard radius (241 mm)
  • "1969 U" neck profile
  • Three Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat single-coil pickups
  • Reverse wound/reverse polarity (RWRP) midrange pickups to suppress noise in the in-between positions
  • Fender Greasebucket Tone-Control
  • Fender Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Schaller Original F-Series tuners
  • Including Fender Custom Shop guitar case and certificate

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Series: Custom Shop
  • Design: Stratocaster
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-on
  • Neck Profile: 1969 'U'
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 21.6
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 23.1
  • Scale in mm: 648
  • Fretboard: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 9.5
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Format: Narrow Tall
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dot
  • Nut type: Bone
  • Nut width in mm: 41.9
  • Pickup: SSS
  • Manufacturer pickups: Fender
  • Neck Pickup: CS HW '69 Strat Single Coil
  • Middle Pickup: CS HW '69 Strat Single Coil
  • Bridge Pickup: CS HW '69 Strat Single Coil
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Switch: 5-Way
  • Control: Vol, Tone, Tone
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuners: Schaller Original F-Series 70s
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Colour: Aged Firemist Red
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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