Fender Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster Heavy Relic in Black


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Fender Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster Heavy Relic in Black


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, this Custom Shop Nocaster wields Fender Custom Shop hand-wound ‘51 Nocaster neck and bridge pickups, bordered by a black phenolic pickguard and a matching black finish. This Holy Grail of guitars also features a Nocaster U-shaped riff-sawn maple neck that’s ideal for any playing style and thumb position. Other highlights include a vintage style 7.25”-radius fingerboard, 6105 frets, Modern Telecaster wiring, 3-way switch, classic Telecaster bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes Custom Shop hardshell case containing not only the guitar, but also plenty case candy and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Model Name: 1951 Nocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 9238010555
Series: Custom Built
Color: Black

Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Sort for Light Weight: Yes

Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: Nocaster “U”
Scale Length: 25.5″
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″
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

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’51 Nocaster®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’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
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Switch Tips: Barrel Style

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