Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Nocaster Blonde

$4,400.00

1 in stock

Description

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Nocaster Blonde

 

An elusive legend among Fender® aficionados, the Nocaster® has an interesting history. Originally called the “Broadcaster” during its initial production run in ’50, it was renamed after a request from The Gretsch Company, which offered a drum set named “Broadkaster”. As a cost-saving measure Fender® simply cut the name off the headstock label with scissors, leaving just the famous Fender logo until late ‘51 when they received their new name, Telecaster®. The lack of model name led to these guitars being christened “Nocasters” by collectors—very few were produced and their sound and feel are legendary among players who know.

Bursting at the seams with early 50’s style and comfort, the Time Machine Nocaster® wields Fender® Custom Shop hand-wound “Loaded” ‘51 Nocaster® neck and bridge pickups, bordered by a black phenolic pickguard. This Holy Grail of Tele® guitars also features a “10/56 V”-shaped quartersawn AA flame maple neck that’s ideal for any playing style and thumb position.

Other highlights include a 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 6105 frets, Fat ‘50s Tele wiring, 3-way switch, ’51-’54 bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Model #
9235000521
Series
Time Machine
Country Of Origin
US
Color
Faded Nocaster® Blonde
Body
2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape
Telecaster®
Neck Material
1-Piece AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape
10/56 “V”
Scale Length
25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard
1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets
21
Frets Size
6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut
Bone
Nut Width
1.650″ (42 mm)
Position Inlays
Micarta Black
Truss Rods
Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Bridge Pickup
Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded ’51 Nocaster®
Neck Pickup
Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded ’51 Nocaster
Controls
Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration
SS
Bridge
3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines
Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard
1-Ply Black
Control Knobs
Knurled Dome
Strings
Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories
Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.