This Used Fender Custom Shop 68 Telecaster Bigsby Journeyman Relic in Black is in on trade. It weighs 8 lbs 3 oz, not bad for a Tele with a Bigsby! Features include a rift sawn maple neck, hand-wound pickups, and a Bigsby B-5 Tremolo. This guitar was originally purchased from Chicago Music Exchange and has a certificate date of January 2020. The neck is straight, the original frets are still crowned, and the truss rod is functioning properly. Included with the guitar are the original hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
This 1968 Telecaster features a 2 Piece Alder Body, the era-appropriate tonewood for this model. The guitar is finished in Faded Aged Black which, as you can imagine isn't quite as 'mirror black' as your typical Black Fender guitar. It's been given the Journeyman Relic treatment so it's lightly aged with no severe or serious wear and tear.
The neck is made from Rift Sawn Maple, the most stable of all cuts. The fingerboard is also made from rift-sawn maple so this baby is stable. The neck is carved to a mid-60s Oval C that measures in at .850" at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th fret. Jescar 47095 frets are installed which are the perfect choice for a Fender sporting a 9.5" fingerboard radius. The frets aren't too tall so intonating sharp is way less of a problem. 1.650" nut width and 25.5" scale length combine for a classic feeling Tele.
The pickups are a set of Hand-Wound 67 Tele Spec single-coils that absolutely nail the tone of the era. A master volume, master tone, and three-way pickup selector switch round out the electronics.
Nobody treats used guitars as we do at The Music Gallery! Every trade-in goes through an inspection, cleaning, restring and set up before being put out on sale. We even put guitars with bad frets through our Plek machine if need be. If this service piques your interest learn more here or give us a call!