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Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Coral Pink

kwest

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I won this on 2006 Nocaster Relic on Ebay

Fender calls it a '51 Nocaster but it is actually a Custom Shop "Partcaster".It has a '51 Nocaster body and a 60 Tele Custom neck. The color is Coral Pink but it has yellowed looks more like a Pumpkin.Maybe that's why this one day auction was on Halloween,lol.

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DanD

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There's been some real nice work coming from Fender's CS over the past 10 years. HN(O)GD :salude
 

kwest

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There's been some real nice work coming from Fender's CS over the past 10 years. HN(O)GD :salude

Thanks! This is sort of an odd guitar. I won it on Ebay for $1577. Even though Fender calls it a Nocaster it is more like a fantasy creation of The Custom Shop. The Body,pickguard,knobs and pickups are Nocaster parts but the neck is a Custom 60s Telecaster neck with a 7.25 radius rosewood fret board with clay dots, vintage frets and an Oval C-shaped profile(specs are at the bottom).

The Coral Pink finish has yellowed to an almost copper color which is highlighted by the Blackguard and rosewood fretboard. You can just barely see a touch of pink at the bottom edge

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2006 Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster

Body Color: Coral Pink

Body Material: 2 PC ASH

Body Finish: Lacquer

Tuners: Vintage

Bridge Assembly: ’51 Nocaster

Control Assembly: ’51 Nocaster

Knob: ’51 Nocaster

Neck Pickup: ’51 Nocaster Neck Pickup

Bridge Pickup: ’51 Nocaster Bridge Pickup

Custom ‘60s Tele Neck

Shape: Mid ‘60s style Oval “C”

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25”

Neck Thickness at 1st fret: .790”

Neck Thickness at 12th fret: .930”

Neck Blank Guitar: Maple Plain Grain

Side Dot: Micarta White 3/32”

Face Dot: Micarta White .250

Fret Wire: Vintage Gutiar

Truss Rod: ‘60s

Nut: STD FB Blank

Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Fingerboard: Rosewood Indian 6MM

Standard ’51 Nocaster pickguard

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DanD

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The Fender CS does mix and match features from different years on a lot of their vintage recreations.

Wildwood usually has a large selection and you can see by the combinations Fender comes up with that they are really trying to build for a wide audience.

I'm sure there are many players who'd like a No Caster but would prefer a 60s neck. Sounds like an awesome combination! :peace2
 

Red Baron

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I'm sure there are many players who'd like a No Caster but would prefer a 60s neck. :peace2

Just as there are many players who would like a 60's style Tele with a Nocaster neck :jim
 

J T

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Interesting... That's a nice guitar. Really nice case too.
 

kwest

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Thanks for the posts. Coral was a '55 Chevrolet color Here is a photo of an unrestored 1955 Chevy Bel Air with original Coral and Gray factory paint job (link)

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J T

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Call the old guy and make an offer on that car
 

DanD

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Just as there are many players who would like a 60's style Tele with a Nocaster neck :jim

Absolutely! My favorite Strats from these runs have the '56 V neck with 10" radius on '59 Strats with Rosewood boards. Really wished I hadn't contemplated that purchase tho. I had a NOS in Burgundy Metallic with Braz board in my sites and waited too long. :dang

Forgot to mention that you stole that guitar Kwest! Great score! :peace2
 

kwest

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Thanks so much! I thought it was a pretty good price. I really hadn't been planning on buying another guitar but last Friday this auction just popped up on my Ebay homepage with only 29 minutes before it closed.It had only one bid of $1495.00 The seller had made it a one day auction closing at 6:00pm on Halloween. I think if he had let it run for 7 days like a normal auction he would have done better.

I tried to take some pictures in natural light but the sun wouldn't cooperate so this was the best I could do.

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I think the aging and re-licking looks very natural on this guitar.

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It matches my amp too

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