The Fender Custom Shop do some pretty special things, and with the Custom Shop '51 Custom Nocaster they really push the boundaries of Leo Fenders vision.
A lightweight Ash body is finished in a vibrant Lake Placid Blue NOS nitro lacquer, period correct, this finish will wear beautifully with time and develop its own character even further. It also allows the natural resonance of the body to sing and sustain much more effectively compared with other finishes. The NOS finish gives the appearance of a New Old Stock guitar, one that has been perfectly preserved since 1951 and doesn't feature any kind of ageing or relic work.
The AAA Roasted Maple neck has a smooth, vintage feel. With a 9.50" radius and medium vintage frets, the '51 Nocaster features a 60s style oval C profile; it feels comfortable and robust, just like a vintage Fender should.
With the Telecaster design considered by many to be the original workhorse guitar, the Custom Shop '51 Nocaster needs a pickup pairing that can deliver the classic Tele' twang. Loaded with a hand wound Fender 51 Blackguard at the bridge, you certainly get that famous Tele' tone. This beaut has a Twisted Tele at the neck, super versatile it delivers authentic tones, the perfect complement to this guitar!
The original '51 Nocaster's are the stuff of legend, a real collector's piece. The Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster, well that's a player's guitar!