Fender Custom Shop Relic - 1 of a Kind!
Body Material: Select Lightweight Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Texas Special / Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Nocaster Bridge
Includes a Fender Custom Shop Tweed Hard Case
This 1951 Relic Nocaster was built as a special run for the 2017 NAMM Show event. It shows the authentic worn-in wear of a guitar that has experienced many years of regular use in clubs and bars. Marks that could tell a story, finish checking all over the body, and scars, dings and dents from bridge to headstock. The Fender Custom Shop builds, then expands on the whole concept of reissue instruments. Each meticulously crafted replica is begun and built by hand. Each craftsman uses the very same techniques and tooling as was used for the original instrument being modeled, prior to any consideration of enhancements, and before any further refinements are to be made. Each instrument starts out from it's own beginnings in order to retain all of the raw original build character that makes each model unique Fender Custom Shop Relics are the living shrine to the heritage of a few iconic guitar models whose form and function has created so much of the substance in the music of today. The Fender Custom Shop has artfully "relic-ed" iconic guitars and basses, at the same time reaching for new heights of craftsmanship, and so doing, revolutionized the entire concept of what a "reissue" instrument means for we lucky players.