Metronome Music is a Fender Custom Shop Dealer. The photos are the actual guitar you will receive and were taken 01/23/2021. This guitar has been opened and photographed. We will inspect it again prior to shipping to make sure it is 100% ready to play as soon as you receive it.
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- Serial #: R107355
- Weight: 7lbs 13oz
- Model: 51 Nocaster
- Model Number: 9235000524
- Body Color: Faded Nocaster Blonde
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Material: 1-Piece AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Shape: 10/56 "V"
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Wire: 6105 Narrow Tall
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42.8mm)
- Headstock: Telecaster
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Saddles
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
- Hardware: Nickle/Chrome
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
- Included Accessories: Includes optional parchment pickguard and backplate, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
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.
FENDER CUSTOM SHOP
A Fender Custom Shop instrument is extraordinary. You know it when you play one—it’s definitely more than the sum of its parts. It’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that add a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, alive with the spirit of the place where it was built and the devotion of those who crafted it.
The Custom Shop is home to Fender’s most skilled and talented builders. It’s a bustling, noisy and creatively volcanic place that re-earns its nickname—the Dream Factory—every day. Custom Shop builders are completely dedicated to their art—part craftsman, part artist, part music fan and, more often than not, part mad scientist. They’re the best at what they do, and they pour all of their passion, hard-earned knowledge and skill into every instrument they build. It’s no ordinary place, and the creations that come from it are no ordinary instruments. This is Fender Custom Shop.
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