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Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Journeyman Relic Left-Handed Electric Guitar (SN:R17072)


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You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Journeyman Relic Left-Handed Electric Guitar, serial number R17072. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (6 lbs, 10.7 oz.)

The Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster embodies all the vibe of one of the most rare and sought-after incarnations of the now-legendary Telecaster. Brimming with pure '50s styling, this Time Machine Series 1951 Nocaster serves up a unique vintage sound that's matched by contemporary playability. Whether you're a vintage Fender fanatic or a discerning guitarist who craves vintage vibes, the Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Journeyman Relic was made for you!

Pure '50s Styling
Dressed in a Journeyman Relic finish, this 1951 Nocaster has the vibe of lightly-played, well-taken-care-of guitar that's seen some weekend gigs and jam sessions in its day. The distinctive single-cutaway body has been an unchanging design hallmark since it was introduced. Three adjustable solid-brass saddles on its strings-through-body bridge, a breakthrough concept at the time, improved the guitar's tuning stability and made it a cinch to adjust string spacing. From the Blonde finish and black phenolic pickguard to a simple one-piece maple neck that ends in its unmistakable headstock, the blueprints had been established for what became a signature look for guitarists worldwide.

Unique Vintage Sound
The pair of Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster pickups burn with vintage-inspired tone, thanks to extra winds of extra-thick wire for hotter output. Each pickup has been hand-wound for distinctly unique character. Juiced up with Fender's Fat '50s Wiring scheme, these pickups are perfect for driving a preamp into gritty overdrive.

Contemporary Playability
Artfully shaped by hand, the "10/56 V"-shaped quartersawn AA flame maple neck is ideal for any playing style and thumb position. Its modern 9.5"-radius fingerboard is fitted with 21 narrow-tall frets for precise feel whether you're playing chords or digging on deep bends without fretting out.


  • 2-Piece Select Ash Body in Journeyman Relic Nocaster Blonde
  • 10/56 "V"-Shaped, 1-Piece AA Flame Quartersawn Maple Neck
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster Pickups with Fat '50s Wiring Scheme
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style String-Through-Body Bridge with Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Vintage-Style Tuners with Fender Logo
  • Includes Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, and Strap

Get your Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Journeyman Relic Left-Handed Electric Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Left-Handed Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Guitar Strap


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Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape 10/56 "V"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Telecaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Quartersawn AA Flame Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Wood 2-Piece Select Ash
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
Bridge Type 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines Vintage with Fender Logo
Orientation Left-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 6 lbs, 10.7 oz.
Series Time Machine Series
Model 1951 Nocaster®
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited 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.