Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Relic #18051

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With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues, and many others. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world’s most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, in the process making the company not only a revered music industry name but also a cultural icon. It is our vision to continue championing THE SPIRIT OF ROCK-N-ROLL® throughout the world and our mission to exceed the expectations of music enthusiasts worldwide.

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Relic, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Nocaster Blonde

~Guitar shown is the actual guitar that you will receive, Serial #: R18051~

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.

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.

Other highlights include a 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 6105 frets, Fat ‘50s Tele wiring, 3-way switch, ’51-’54 bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.


  • Model Name:1951 Nocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Nocaster Blonde
  • Model #:9235000522
  • Series:Time Machine
  • Country Of Origin:US
  • Color:Faded Nocaster® Blonde
  • Body:2-Piece Select Ash
  • Body Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape:Telecaster®
  • Neck Material:1-Piece AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape:10/56 "V"
  • Scale Length:25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard:1-Piece Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius:9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets:21
  • Frets Size:6105 Narrow Tall
  • String Nut:Bone
  • Nut Width:1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays:Micarta Black
  • Truss Rods:Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
  • Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
  • Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching:3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration:SS
  • Bridge:3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines:Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Pickguard:1-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs:Knurled Dome
  • Strings:Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.

This Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Relic comes with Fender's Factory Warranty and our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

"Each Fender guitar we sell is professionally set up and ready to play before they leave our store. Also, the guitar shown in this listing is the actual guitar that you will receive."

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