The Fender Custom Shop 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.
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 int he 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 their formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instrument 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 may be!