Fender 1951 Nocaster Relic Blonde 2006 Telecaster

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There might just be nothing better than Leo Fender's earliest work, and these Fender recreations capture the timeless tone and feel.

If you're reading this you likely know the story of what we now call the Telecaster, which started out as the Broadcaster.  Gretsch threatened to sue over use of the name that they used prior for drums, so Leo pivoted, directing his staff to remove the name Broadcaster from the logos being applied to the headstock of their guitars until he could come up with a new name.  Those early examples were nicknamed "Nocasters", now synonymous with rarity and killer tone.  This is a reissue of the guitars made in that short period of the early 50s before the guitars started shipping with the Telecaster moniker was added.

If you've ever had the good fortune of playing a real early 50s Broadcaster, Nocaster or Telecaster, you know why so many are obsessed with "Blackguard" Telecasters.  If you want that tone and feel for under the cost of a nice, new vehicle, this is your best bet!

Like the original, this guitar is lighter in weight and has that big, chunky neck that most Tele players love.

The guitar is all original and plays like a dream.  It includes the "thermometer" tweed case, which itself is somewhat rare even as a reissue item, the original paperwork and bridge cover.

A must have for every player and collector.

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  • Color: Blonde
  • Weight: 7lbs 1.8ozs
  • Body: Ash
  • Body Date/Code: RELIC
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Date/Code: JUN 06 2006
  • Inlays: Black dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.955"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.00"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1.25mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
  • Total length: 38 5/16"
  • Lower bout: 12 5/8"
  • Waist: 8 15/16"
  • Upper bout: 10 7/8"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel and chrome
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Fender
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 7.09k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Fender
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.99"
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: 

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