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Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Heavy Relic Faded Blonde with Case

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Heavily reliced and 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.

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.

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Phone:  (800) 856-9801 Warranty:  Custom Shop: Limited 2 Years; Stringed Instruments: Limited 2 Years; Electronic Products: Limited 2 Years; Fortis: 5 Year Limited, Transferable; Accessories: 1 Year Limited; IEM: Limited 1 Year; Vacuum Tubes: 90 Days

Product Specifications

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Heavy Relic Specifications
  • Model Name: 1951 Nocaster Heavy Relic
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Color: Faded Nocaster Blonde
  • Body: 2-Piece Select Ash
  • Finish: Heavy Relic Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: 1-Piece Tinted Quartersawn AA Flame Maple Neck with 10/56 ‘V’ Backshape
  • Fingerboard: 9.5 inch Fingerboard Radius
  • Frets: 21 6105 Narrow Jumbo
  • Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded ‘51 Nocaster (Bridge), Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded ‘51 Nocaster (Neck)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, Fat 50’s Tele Wiring
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
  • Bridge: Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with 3 Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Machine Heads: Vintage-Style Tuning Machines with Fender Logo
  • Hardware: Nickel/ Chrome Relic
  • Pickguard: Black Phenolic
  • Nut: Bone
  • Other Features: Disk String Tree, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell

Customer Reviews

Review: Foulkes Richard, Submitted: 9/19/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



My current "go to" guitar!
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Well this is a lot of behind the nut bending to justify a tele..I own this guitar anyway. I probably make to much money..still I have done other great guitars and this is now my go to! The versatility and tone variation as well as the way it pairs with pedals seems to be why a good tele has been in front of so many great guitar players. My inspiration here was Mike Campbell but I would give John 5 an equal shout out. I play classic rock and this guitar is in my hand about half the night with my boneyard LP and strats doing the crunch and funk. The neck is fat but I don't feel it slows me down and I get less hand strain. My hands are big. The tone,resonance and sustain se enhanced even unplugged. The tone knob allows you to get almost wah pedal variations. Very useful. The volume is right by you pinky and you can dial up crunch or back clean while playing easier than any guitar. The radius is flatter than an old tele and the frets higher do you don't fret out on bends. Awesome!

Review: Rui Carreiro Submitted: 9/7/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



As close to the past as one can get

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51 heavy relic nocaster, where does one begin? First AMS shipped the guitar super fast, from the time the transaction was finalized the guitar took no time to ship. Customer service was very accommodating and was dead set on making sure my purchase was easy with no hiccups. The guitar arrived and was better than expected. The photos did not do it justice. Heavy Relic? Absolutely, while some may not agree with the accelerated “aging” for me? Just right. I can play it without worrying about dings or scratches, if I get more? They just add to the flavor. The neck is chunky with a soft “V” fills the hand perfectly. Ultra lightweight ash body makes it very easy to wield. Pickups are a bit hotter than typical tele style, but still a tele or I stand corrected “nocaster” Guitar comes with a bunch of case candy, and a faux leather bound trifold binder of which contained the Certificate of authenticity, the spec sheet and hang tag all in a tweed case This is a very nice touch I have to admit.


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