Fender Custom Shop 1951 Heavy Relic Nocaster - Faded Nocaster Blonde (2017 NAMM Ltd Ed)

SKU: R16789
$5,699.00

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Fender Custom Shop 

2017 LTD NAMM 1951 HEAVY RELIC NOCASTER 

Colour:  Faded Nocaster Blonde 

This latest creation from the geniuses at custom shop Corona, California is nothing less than spectacular.  This axe really sings. We were lucky enough to pick this one up at the NAMM show.

With its origins steeped in an important historical story for the Fender guitar company.   This cool guitar once called the "Broadcaster" released in 1950 whipped up quite a storm. However in 1951 Gretsch contacted Fender to notify of a possible copyright infringement relating to the trademarked "Broadcaster" name.  A line of drums for the Gretsch company.   Leo Fender in turn ordered the removal of the "Broadcaster" from their headstocks.  As these new modern player guitars were released with just Fender on the headstock.  Fans and players in time shaped the name of a legend the "NoCaster".

This faithful recreation features a lightweight ash body, Nocaster "U" profile neck of quarter sawn maple, vintage spec hardware, custom shop hand wound pickups.  Most importantly the vintage vibe of a well played in heavy relic finish.  This Tele is....something else.     

 

 

Serial Number:  R16789

Weight:  3.26kg

SKU:   9239990833

 

General:

Finish: Heavy Relic

Plating: Chrome/ Nickel Hardware

Case: Tweed Tolex Hardcase

 

Body:

Body Material: Ash

Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer Finish

Colour: Faded Nocaster Blonde

 

Neck:

Neck Material: 1 Piece Maple

Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer

Fret Wire: 6105

Fingerboard Radius: 9.50”

Neck Shape: “U” Shape

Nut Width: 1.650”

Number of Frets: 21

 

Electronics:

Neck Pickup:  Hand Wound Custom Shop Tele Texas Special Relic

Bridge Pickup:  Hand Wound Custom Shop Single Coil 51 Nocaster Relic