Fender Custom / Fender Nocaster 51 Heavy Relic Masterbuilt Todd Krause Mint / Guitar

An elusive legend among Fender aficionados, the Nocaster has an interesting history. Originally called the “Broadcaster” during its initial production run in ’50, it was renamed after a request from The Gretsch Company, which offered a drum set named “Broadkaster”. As a cost-saving measure Fender simply cut the name off the headstock label with scissors, leaving just the famous Fender logo until late ‘51 when they received their new name, Telecaster. The lack of model name led to these guitars being christened “Nocasters” by collectors—very few were produced and their sound and feel are legendary among players who know. So who could capture the sound and feel of those legendary Fenders from the early 50's? It's the builder whose philosophy is the same. Todd Krause builds and maintains guitars for Fender signature artists Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, and has built custom instruments for Keith Richards, Bob Dylan and Roger Waters, to name only a few. Krause has been builder for 35 years and is Masterbuilder at the Fender Custom Shop for the last 20 years. The combination of a '51 Nocaster build by Todd is as close to the original Nocasters as you're gonna get. Bursting at the seams with early 50’s style and comfort, this Custom Shop Nocaster wields Fender Custom Shop hand-wound ‘51 Nocaster neck and bridge pickups, bordered by a black phenolic pickguard and a matching black finish. This Holy Grail of guitars also features a Nocaster U-shaped quartersawn maple neck that’s ideal for any playing style and thumb position. This Fender Nocaster 51 Heavy Relic made in 2018 is in near mint condition. Specifications Model: 51 Nocaster Finish: Heavy Relic Black Body Material: Ash Top Material: None Lefty No Body Details: 1-ply reliced black pickguard with flat screws. Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple Neck Profile: U-shape Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard Radius: 7,25” Neck Details: Black 'dot' inlay, vintage style frets.  Nutwidth: 42 mm - 1 5/8" Scale Length: 648 mm - 25 1/2" Bridge: Three saddle ashtray bridge Tailpiece: None Pickups: Hand-wound ‘51 Nocaster pickups Tuners: Fender 'Deluxe' Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way Switch. Weight: 3,22kg Condition: New Cosmetic Condition: None Modifications/, Repairs: None Tech Notes: None Travels in: Custom Shop hardshell case Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Shop Floor Traveler, strap, cloth, etc.
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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.


I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail info@thefellowshipofacoustics.com My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.

The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

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