The Fender Custom Shop Limited 51 Nocaster Relic in Faded Nocaster Blonde follows a time-tested formula for the utmost in tone. A lightweight Ash Body teamed with a Quartersawn Maple Neck, and a set of Brass Saddles combine for the classic 50's Tele tones many of us have been searching for. Read on if you are looking for the be-all, end-all Tele for your collection!
A Fat Nocaster U Shaped Neck adorns this beast. It's big in every position starting at .950" at the first fret with a subtle taper up to a full 1 inch at the 12th fret. A 9.5" fingerboard radius and 6105 frets provide a fast and easy playing surface. The one-piece Maple Neck Construction makes this thing lively, resonant, and a total inspiration. 1.650" nut width and 25.5" scale length put the strings right under your fingers and keep the strings feeling taut.
A light-weight Swamp Ash body was used in the construction of this guitar. It helps this Tele weighs in at 7 lbs 6 oz. This tonewood creates the best Clean-Sounding Telecasters. Period. Those classic tones from the 1950s have bite, sparkle, warmth... a surprising wealth of versatility for a 2 pickup guitar! The grain of the Swamp Ash peaks through the translucent Fade Nocaster Blonde Finish.
A Handwound 51 Nocaster Single-Coil Bridge Pickup sounds amazing. Bell-like highs team with round and hollow lows. Bark and bite lurk just beneath the surface and this pickup is your overdrive's new best friend. A Handwound Texas Special Single Coil is installed in the neck position which adds some much appreciate heat to an otherwise typically cloudy-sounding pickup. A great pickup for searing leads, once you go Texas Special, it's almost impossible to go back!
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since its formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instruments in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses, or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for maybe!