The Fender Custom Shop 51 Nocaster NOS in Faded Nocaster Blonde follows a time-tested formula for the utmost in Retro 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 lightweight swamp Ash body gives us authentic 1950s tones. When Ash grows on a water source, you get swamp ash. For a more in-depth look at this stellar tonewood, check out this edition of Matt's Blog. The lightweight body on this Nocaster helps this guitar weigh in at 7 lbs 8 oz. I dig the grain of this one, it peers through the faded Nocaster blonde finish perfectly!
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.
A Handwound 51 Nocaster 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 Stratocasters, Telecasters, Precision Basses, or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for maybe!