Limited Edition Nocaster® Thinline Relic®

Limited Edition - Limited Edition Nocaster® Thinline Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged 2-Color Sunburst

Model Number: 9236081261

$8,399.00 RRP
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New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Limited Nocaster Thinline Relic, with a lighter select ash chambered body for a more open and expansive sound, paired in a substantial tonal combination with a one-piece quartersawn maple neck with a large “C” profile. Its beautifully battered Relic lacquer finish comes in Aged Nocaster® Blonde, Aged White Blonde, and Aged Two-Color Sunburst, imparting an authentically worn-in look in which spidery finish checking and each ding, dent and scar from bridge to headstock tell a story of years of action in clubs and bars.

Under the hood, special pickups and wiring deliver amazingly versatile tone. Both hand-wound “Loaded” Nocaster pickups are wound with thinner wire for more turns—and more turns means more richly sustaining Telecaster® tone. The neck pickup is “open” on the top for greater clearance that raises the pickups closer to the strings, and is also made with alnico 5 magnets that, combined with more windings, brings it into the output realm of the bridge pickup (which uses alnico 3 magnets). Fat ’50s Telecaster wiring delivers stronger overall tone with more transparent bloom, with volume and tone controls that react more smoothly and evenly, with less of the typical treble loss that occurs when rolling back on volume.

Other premium features include a ’51 Nocaster Bridge with Custom Shop RSD (Research Special Design) compensated brass saddles for perfect intonation without sacrificing vintage Tele tone, vintage compound-radius (7.25”-9.5”) maple fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut, three-way pickup switch, single-ply black phenolic pickguard, vintage-style tuners, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9236081261
    Series Limited Edition
    Color Aged 2-Color Sunburst
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape Nocaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Ash
  • Neck
    Neck Material 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape Large "C"
    Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Narrow Tall (6105)
    Nut Width 1.625" (41.3 mm)
    Position Inlays Black Micarta, 0.25" (6.35 mm)
    Headstock Telecaster®
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
  • Hardware
    Bridge 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with RSD Saddles
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
    Pickguard 1-Ply Black
    Control Knobs Knurled Chrome
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Open 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