Custom Shop 1951 Guitars

2012 Fender Custom Shop 1951

Color: Black, Rating: 9.50, Sold (ID# 01956)
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A Custom Shop, 'Heavy Relic' Black 1951 "Nocaster"


2012 Fender Custom Shop 1951 "Nocaster" Heavy Relic.


This wonderful little guitar weighs just 6.90 lbs. and features a single cutaway, ash body finished in custom color black nitrocellulose. Huge one-piece maple neck with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches and a super-thick 'U' shape profile very similar to a 1950 Broadcaster or a 1953 Telecaster/Esquire. Standard Telecaster scale length of 25 1/2 inches with 21 medium jumbo frets and black dot position markers. Headstock decal with Fender 'Spaghetti' logo in silver with black trim (á la Nocaster). "Fender Custom Shop" decal in black on back of headstock. Single "round" string tree. Individual Fender 'no-name' tuners with oval metal buttons. Four-bolt neck plate with slot-head screws. Fender Custom Shop 'Twisted Tele' pickup in neck position with an output of 5.89k., and a Fender Custom Shop 'Nocaster' pickup (with flat pole-pieces) in the bridge position with an output of 9.53k. Single-ply black 'bakelite' pickguard with five screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) and one three-way selector switch with black plastic "barrel-like" tip, all on metal plate adjoining pickguard. Chrome control knobs with lightly-domed tops and heavily knurled sides. Combination Broadcaster/Nocaster/Telecaster three brass-saddle bridge/tailpiece, with "FENDER/PAT.PEND./R 11760" on the base plate. All screws with slot-heads. This guitar is in 'as new', but heavily relic'd (9.50) condition and is housed in its original Fender Custom Shop, three-latch rectangular black hardshell case with black plush lining (9.50). Also included is a re-issue Fender, four-latch, shaped tweed hardshell case with orange/brown plush lining (9.50). Complete with all the original case candy including the Fender Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, signed and dated 03/26/12, 'ash-tray' bridge cover and guitar cord. The guitar comes with flatwound 11-50 strings with a wound third -just like it would have had back in 1951 !!

This Fender Custom Shop 1951 Heavy Relic Nocaster is an authentic and faithful reproduction of one of Fender’s first workhorse guitars. Its lightweight ash body features a Heavy Relic lacquer finish that imparts the look of long years of use and abuse. The time-honored Telecaster snap comes from dual hand wound Nocaster pickups with three-way switching, modern wiring and Fender’s Greasebucket tone circuit, which rolls off highs without reducing gain. The current Custom Shop (1951 Telecaster) listing has the available colors as 'Faded two-Color Sunburst', 'Faded Copper' and 'Faded Nocaster Blonde'. We believe that Black is no longer available.

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