New for 2012 – the Fender 51 Custom Shop Nocaster Relic – a faithful recreation of the 1951 guitar with no name. Fender’s Custom Shop in Corona, California are known worldwide for building custom instruments from the ground up or modifying an existing one. The Fender 51 Custom Shop Nocaster Relic has relic simulated aging, giving it a broken-in, battered road-axe feel. This is a very cool looking guitar with classic vintage tones. Plenty of twang for the country player and enough bite for rock and blues.

Fender 51 Custom Shop Nocaster Relic Butterscotch Blonde

In the beginning the Telecaster was first named the “Broadcaster,” but Fender had to remove the logo because of a conflict with Gretsch’s “BroadKaster”. So collectors dubbed it the “Nocaster.”

Fender 51 Custom Shop Nocaster Relic features:
  • Body Wood: Premium Ash
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Nocaster “U”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Width at Nut: 1.650″
  • Frets: 21 Dunlop 6105
  • Pickups: 2 Twisted Tele
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Tailpiece with 3 Special Design Brass Saddles
  • Tuners: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Pickguard
  • Finish/color: Nocaster Blonde
  • Aging: Relic
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Weight: 7.00 lbs.

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