Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '51 Tele Journeyman Relic Aged Nocaster Blond
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Be a witness to the infancy of the Tele, when the pure tone of the Tele was meant to run free without a tone pot.
More than seventy years ago, in fall 1951, the Fender Telecaster was born. Inspired by new technology sweeping the nation, television "telecasts" were the wave of the future and, as history has proven most powerfully, Leo Fender's new Telecaster was also part of that wave. It was and remains to this day one of the most played, most iconic and most revered instruments in popular music.
The Custom Shop presents an homage to the original Telecaster model that had such a dramatic effect on music and the electric guitar world. The Limited Edition 1951 Telecaster features a two-piece select ash body, a one-piece AA flame quartersawn maple neck with a 10/'56 "V" profile, and a 7.25"-9.5" vintage compound-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets for perfect feel and playability. The hand-wound '50-'51 Blackguard pickups are connected to '51 modified "Nocaster" wiring (similar to the original, with blender pot and brighter rhythm setting in the neck position). Other features include a black phenolic pickguard, '51-'54 Tele bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
SERIES: Limited Edition
BODY MATERIAL: 2-Piece Select Ash
BODY FINISH: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK: AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
NECK FINISH: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
FRET SIZE: Narrow Tall
POSITION INLAYS: Micarta Black Dot
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.650" (42 mm)
TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (648 mm)
BRIDGE: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Neck: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
Bridge: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup (+ Neck Pickup with Blend control), Position 2. Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup with No Tone Control (dark vintage circuit)
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Neck Pickup Blend (Switch Position 1 Only)
CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Flat-Top
HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
STRINGS: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
CASE/GIG BAG: Deluxe Hardshell
Part number 9231012772.