Fender Nocaster Custom Shop Relic Solid Body Electric Guitar (2015)

Fender  Nocaster Custom Shop Relic Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2015)
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Fender Nocaster Custom Shop Relic Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (2015), made in Corona, CA, serial # R-14848, Blonde lacquer finish, ash body, maple neck, original tweed hard shell case.
 
Overall length is 38 3/8 in. (97.5 cm.), 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.).

This guitar is a very nice Fender custom Shop rendition of the early "Nocaster", the guitar produced in 1951 between the Broadcaster and Telecaster iterations. Early that year Gretsch notified Fender they held a trademark on the "Broadkaster" tradename, so Leo (never a man to waste anything) had the headstock decals cut down so they read simply "Fender". This was a short-lived expedient and the originals are extremely rare.

This relic re-issue of that short-lived Tele variant is quite authentic overall, light at 6 lbs 10 oz with a very chunky "baseball bat" neck profile, 7.25" radius, and vintage-style frets. Other period details include slot-head screws, a single layer black pickguard, and brass saddles. It is wired to the "modern" standard switching scheme, not the archaic 1951 style with a large bass cap in the neck position. The guitar has "light relic" simulated wear but does not appear to have been actually played much since new. Comes in a nice re-issue center pocket tweed case with a complete package of original case candy including the COA from the Fender Custom Shop. Near Mint Condition.