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Bespoke Features of the 20th Anniversary Relic Nocaster
The Nocaster reissue marks a turning point in Fender’s incredible history. In 1995 the first relic guitars produced by Fender were put into production. Their aim was to create guitars which looked far older in aesthetics and playability, whilst still having the quality of a modern instrument. 20 years later, the new models have been launched as a tribute these ground breaking guitars. The lightlt worn finish gives the Nocaster a historic look, but has been crafted so carefully it won’t affect the surrounding paint. The worn neck gives an improved feel, making it suitable for solo and rhythm playing. Each model is specifically built to look original in its own way, so the guitar you own is truly unique.
Limited Edition Series by Fender
Each Custom Shop Limited Edition guitar is only available for a short time, which makes it eminently collectible while also adding to its investment value. Crafted with many features normally reserved only for select artists and master-built instruments, these instruments are exactly what their name says - highly anticipated limited edition models.
In 2015, the Custom Shop proudly introduced an expanded selection of premium ''relic'' finishes that have been designed to replicate the worn-in vibe of a genuine vintage instrument. The Heavy Relic finish is the heaviest of the Custom Shop treatments, evoking decades of the most punishing playing and touring. Each one is specially devised to capture the authenticity of the original-era, with unparalleled breathability and resonance.
Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship
Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.
The History of the Telecaster
The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensable instrument, the Telecaster was the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar. Perfected after two years of development - and a name change or two - the Telecaster debuted in February 1951 and began its steady ascent towards the stage and studio. Ingeniously engineered with the ability to be heard both loud and clear, it was a marvel of simple design elegance and workhorse functionality. It is perhaps fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.
Body & Bridge
- Body Material: Premium Ash
- Shape: Nocaster
- Bridge: Bi-Level Rosewood
- Colour: Aged Black Relic
- Finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck & Fingerboard
- Profile: Nocaster ‘U’ Shape
- Neck: One-Piece Maple
- Neck Finish: Faded Lacquer
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Inlays: Dot
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Model: 6105
- Fret Edges: Rolled
- Neck Joint: 17th Fret
- Fingerboard Wear: Frets 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Scale: 648mm
- Nut Width: 42mm
Electronics & Hardware
- Neck Pickup: Handwound Single Coil Nocaster
- Bridge Pickup: Handwound Single Coil Nocaster
- Nut: Bone
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Configuration
- Position 1: Bridge
- Position 2: Bridge and Neck
- Position 3: Neck
- Purfling: 1.5mm Paua Abalone
- Pickguard: Single Ply, Black
- Hardware: Vintage Nickel
- Knobs: Chrome, Nocaster Style
- Head Screws: Slotted
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Style with Fender Logo
- Wiring: Present Day Telecaster
- Neckplate: 20th Anniversary Commemorative Plate
- Case: Centre Pocket Tweed Case
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