Fender Custom Shop 1951 Relic Nocaster - Faded Nocaster Blonde

Fender Custom Shop
$3,850.00
Current Stock:
SKU:
9235000522
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Body Shape:
Telecaster
Body:
Ash
Pickups:
Single-Coil
Color:
Nocaster Blonde

Great sounding light example! Only 6.5 lbs!

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.

 

General
Model Name: 1951 RELIC NOCASTER - FADED NOCASTER BLONDE
Model Number: 9235000522
Series: Time Machine
Color: Faded Nocaster Blonde

 

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

 

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 10/56 "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Headstock: Telecaster
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple
Position Inlays: Micarta Black

 

Electronics
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

 

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome

 

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.