Fender Custom Shop 1951 Closet Classic Nocaster Electric Guitar (Faded Vintage White, SN:R13182)


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You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 1951 Closet Classic Nocaster Electric Guitar Faded Vintage White, serial number R13182. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 11 oz.)

In 1950 Leo Fender introduced the game changing solid body electric guitar that was originally known as the Broadcaster. However, in early 1951, Fender had to change the guitars name because 'Broadkaster' was already legally licensed by the Gretsch Company for a line of drums. For a short-lived period, the factory workers just removed the “Broadcaster” decal from the headstock, leaving just the Fender logo with no model name, which is how the name 'Nocaster' came about. These guitars are extremely rare considering that they were only produced for a few months, and produced less then 500 of these guitars before Fender officially renamed it 'Telecaster'.

This 1951 Closet Classic Nocaster holds true to the original design of this highly prized classic solid body electric guitar, from the nameless headstock down to the vintage hardware. The body of this '51 Nocaster is crafted from 2-piece lightweight ash and is finished in faded vintage white Closet Classic lacquer to cater to this guitars vintage vibe. The neck of this Nocaster is carved from maple into a chunky '52 Style “U” profile and houses 21 Sanko 6105 frets. Nothing can beat the classic Tele twang and tone of these two Custom Shop pickups. The Closet Classic '51 Nocaster neck pickup and the Closet Classic Broadcaster pickup in the bridge position were designed to faithfully reproduce that renowned tone delivered by the original. The '51 Nocaster features vintage-correct hardware including a  '51 Nocaster bridge (with Pat. Pend. and serial number, just as the original) with '51 vintage Tele saddles and Closet Classic nickel tuning machines.

The '51 Closet Classic Nocaster comes fully protected in a vintage style tweed case. Inside the case is a Custom Shop certificate of authenticity, a black tweed instrument cable, a leather strap, picks, a vintage-style bridge cover and a polishing cloth with Fender's custom shop logo. Also included in your purchase is a tool box kit with everything you need to properly maintain and adjust this instrument.


  • Body: 2-Piece Sorted Lightweight Ash
  • Body Finish: Closet Classic Lacquer Faded Vintage White
  • Neck: Custom '51 Nocaster Closet Classic/Relic Maple Neck
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: '52 Style “U”
  • Neck Scoop: 61
  • Neck Thickness: 1st Fret, .990” - 12th Fret, .990”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.50”
  • Frets: 21, Sanko 6105 Fret Wire
  • Dot Spacing: Narrow
  • Face/Side Dot: Micarta Black .250/Micarta Black 3/32”
  • Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt
  • Head Style: Tele
  • Neck Head Thickness: .575”
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200”
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650”
  • Neck Pickup: Closet Classic '51 Nocaster
  • Bridge Pickup: Closet Classic Broadcaster
  • Pickup Selector Switch: 3-Way Switch
  • Pickguard: Custom '51 Nocaster Closet Classic Pickguard
  • Bridge: Custom Closet Classic '51 Nocaster Bridge with Closet Classic '51 Vintage Tele Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Closet Classic Nickel Tuners
  • Strings: .010-.046 Gauge
  • Includes Tweed Hardshell Guitar Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Instrument Cable, Guitar Strap, Picks, Bridge Cover, Polishing Cloth, Tool Box Kit, Bumper Sticker, Custom Care Registration and Owner's Manual

Get your Fender Custom Shop 1951 Closet Classic Nocaster Electric Guitar Faded Vintage White (Serial#: R13182) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
    Certificate of Authenticity
    Instrument Cable
    Bridge Cover
    Guitar Strap
    Tool Box Kit
    Polishing Cloth
    Bumper Sticker
    Custom Care Registration Pack
    Owner's Manual
Series Time Machine
Weight 7 lbs, 11 oz.
Model 1951 Closet Classic Nocaster


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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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