Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '51 Telecaster DLX Closet Classic Nocaster - Blonde

Fender

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.

  • Serial Number: R112667
  • Weight: 7.6lbs

Product Specs

  • Body: 2-Piece Select Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
  • Color: Nocaster® Blonde
  • Configuration: SS
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Controls: Master Volume, Neck Pickup Blend (Switch Position 1 Only)
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
  • Fret Size: Narrow Tall
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Model #: 9231012771
  • Model Name: Limited Edition '51 Telecaster® DLX Closet Classic, Maple Fingerboard, Nocaster® Blonde
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 "V"
  • Neck Thickness: .910"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Pickup 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)
  • Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
  • Refinement Neck Material: Maple
  • Refinement Neck Shape: V Shape
  • Refinement Pickups: Vintage-Style
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Series: Limited Edition
  • Side Dots: Black Micarta, 3/32" (2.38 mm)
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style


Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender

Type: Electric