1954 Telecaster®

1954 Telecaster® Time Capsule Package, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck Fingerboard, Nocaster® Blonde

Model Number: 9236091066

$6,599.00 RRP
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New for 2024, the Fender Custom Shop delves deep into the early years of the Tele® to introduce a unique, transition-era model – the 1954 Telecaster®. Early 1954 marks the last production run of the infamous single-ply black phenolic pickguard on what we now know as a Nocaster® Blonde-finished body, eventually moving to a single-ply white ABS pickguard to match the all-new Stratocaster®.

Preserving the iconic appointments of the sought after early Telecaster® guitars, this 1954 model features a two-piece select ash body (with offset seam on the treble side), a one-piece rift sawn maple neck with ’54-style “U” back-shape and vintage compound 7.25” to 9.5” fingerboard radius. Equipped with a pair of Custom Shop hand-wound Loaded ’51 Nocaster® pickups, this guitar has all the clarity and twang you would expect from an early-‘50s Tele®, but with a bit of extra power on tap.

The 1954 Telecaster® is available in a number of Custom Shop treatments with varying degrees of wear, including Time Capsule, DLX Closet Classic, Relic®, Journeyman Relic®, Heavy Relic® and Super Heavy Relic®.

Other premium features include 21 medium vintage (47095) frets, Fat '50s Tele® wiring, 3-way switch, single-ply black phenolic pickguard, '51-'54 Tele® bridge with brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9236091066
    Series Time Machine™
    Color Nocaster® Blonde
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Flash Coat Lacquer
    Body Shape Telecaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Ash with Offset Seam
  • Neck
    Neck Material 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple
    Neck Finish Flash Coat Lacquer
    Neck Shape 1954 "U"
    Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Jescar Medium Vintage (47095)
    Nut Width 1.625" (41.3 mm)
    Position Inlays Black Micarta Dot, 0.25" (6.35 mm)
    Headstock Telecaster®
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
  • Hardware
    Bridge 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Saddles
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style with Fender® Logo
    Pickguard 1-Ply Black Phenolic
    Control Knobs Knurled Chrome
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
    Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
    Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Configuration SS