I've updated with more pics. I disassembled the Nocaster and you can see the "RELIC" stamps from under the pick guard, under the neck plate, in the neck pocket of the body and on the heel of the neck. You can see the inside of the electronics cavity. This wiring is standard Tele style wiring. 1=B, 2=N+B, 3=N (all positions with a tone cap). This comes with a second set of electronics and is similarly wired the way it would have been in 1951 with a blend pot in the bridge position and no cap on the middle position and a cap on the neck position. 1=B with a blend pot to blend in the N and no tone cap, 2=N with no tone cap, 3=N with .01 tone cap.
As I was going about taking pics of the guitar and the COA, I remembered the original COA had been replaced with another from Fender in February of 2023. I did not apply for the replacement COA. A previous owner had lost the original COA most likely due to the size and shape of the guitar case not being able to hold much paperwork. When you lose a Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, you apply for a replacement and Fender will send one but it's dated from the time they print another, not the date of the guitar. This Nocaster is an Authentic Custom Shop guitar and as you can see, the serial number on the COA and the one stamped on the bridge match. I purchased a COA wallet that comes with the guitar.
I have another Fender Custom Shop case. This one is the standard rectangle shape and has room for everything. I would include that for an additional $200. I'm also including the original strap lock buttons as well as a black Fender Custom Shop strap with Schaller strap locks
Excellent condition 2006 Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Relic. Comes with case and COA. I'm interested in trading for the right bass. In this order, I'm wanting a Rickenbacker 4001S, USA Fender Jazz, USA Fender Precision. If the bass you're wanting to trade is not quite the value of the CS Nocaster, I can use a bass head like a TC Electronic RH750 or RH450.
I have been getting emails from people wondering why I’m selling this Nocaster as it’s a Fender Custom Shop guitar. Good question. I did a trade/cash deal about a month ago where I swapped a Martin D28 Custom Shop Authentic 1937 and some cash for a Fender Masterbuilt ‘50 Broadcaster relic. That makes my Nocaster redundant and since I don’t have a bass anymore, it is available for a win-win deal if you have a bass, Although the Nocaster is set at a very fair price, I’m not having a fire sale and I’m fine just keeping it. I like the U shape neck on this guitar better than the soft V shape of the Broadcaster but I’m happy with the Broadcaster otherwise.
This is your chance to snag a Fender Custom Shop guitar for an American made bass and maybe some cash. If you’ve got a Rickenbacker, it might be closer to a straight trade.
I live in Fortuna in Humboldt County and I'm willing to meet you halfway. Not interested in 215 as I have regular drug tests. Not particularly interested in any other guitars except MAYBE a small body high end acoustic like a Santa Cruz or a Collings.
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