1970 Stratocaster® Rosewood Journeyman Relic® RW


Model #: 9235001145

1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

9235001145

1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Firemist Gold

9235001146

1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic

9235001147
1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

More about 1970 Stratocaster® Rosewood Journeyman Relic® RW

The 1970 Strat® marks the end of an era. It was the last year of the four-bolt neck joint, original factory synchronized tremolo with stamped saddles, and heel-adjust truss rod. Body contours changed dramatically in 1971, clad in much thicker polyurethane finishes. Indeed, 1970 was the last year the Strat held true to its purest original design elements. To honor this benchmark model, we’re introducing a faithful recreation with several custom modifications that players and aficionados will appreciate.

The two-piece select alder body of the 1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic® has a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish. Its two-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a 1969 “U” profile, walnut “skunk stripe” and a lacquer-face large ’70s-style headstock with a darker aged appearance. The rosewood fingerboard has a comfortable modern 9.5” radius and 21 narrow tall frets. A three-ply nitro pickguard holds three hand-wound ’69 Strat pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup) and a Vintage Modified #2 control assembly with Greasebucket™ tone circuit, which keeps mids and highs without adding bass when rolling back the tone control. Other features include vintage style “F” tuning machines, five-way switch and vintage-style Custom Shop synchronized tremolo. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9235001145
Series: Time Machine
Color: Faded 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Journeyman Relic® Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1969 "U"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Polyurethane
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Position Inlays: Micarta White

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat® Single-Coil
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP '69 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Schaller® "F"
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Switch Tips: Vintage White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

    #9235001145

  • 1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Firemist Gold

    #9235001146

  • 1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic

    #9235001147