The Fender Custom Shop 1951 Heavy Relic Telecaster is an authentic evocation of Fender’s first workhorse guitar, with upgraded features for modern playability.
Why We Love This
This gently used 2016 '51 Nocaster's lightweight ash body features a Heavy Relic lacquer finish that imparts the look of long years of use and abuse. Classic Telecaster snap and twang comes courtesy of a pair of hand wound Nocaster pickups with three-way switching, modern wiring and Fender’s Greasebucket tone circuit, which rolls off highs without reducing gain.
Additional features include a tinted maple neck with a Nocaster “U”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, 6105 frets and bone nut, single-ply black Bakelite pickguard, vintage bridge with compensated saddles, and vintage Fender-logo tuners.