Limited Edition '51 Telecaster®

Limited Edition - Limited Edition '51 Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Nocaster® Blonde

Model Number: 9231012770

$6,499.00 RRP
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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.

For 2021, 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 is available in six distinct aging packages—NOS, Deluxe Closet Classic, Journeyman Relic®, Relic, Heavy Relic and Super Heavy Relic—and 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.

  • General
    Model Number 9231012770
    Series Limited Edition
    Color Faded Nocaster® Blonde
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape Telecaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Ash
  • Neck
    Neck Material AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 10/56 "V"
    Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Maple
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Narrow Tall
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Micarta Black Dot
    Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
  • Hardware
    Bridge 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style
    Pickguard 1-Ply Black Phenolic
    Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
    Controls Master Volume, Neck Pickup Blend (Switch Position 1 Only)
    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)
    Configuration SS