Fender Custom Shop


The Fender Telecaster was born in the fall of 1951, inspired by new technology sweeping the nation known as television. “Telecasts” were the wave of the future and Leo Fender’s Telecaster was on the forefront of guitar innovation. It remains to this day one of the most iconic instruments in all of popular music, and for 2021, the Fender Custom Shop created this homage to that original instrument. The Limited-Edition 1951 Telecaster Relic features a two-piece select ash body, a flame quartersawn maple neck with a "V" profile and a vintage compound-radius fretboard with 21 narrow tall frets for a comfortable feel and smooth playability. Hand-wound ’50–’51 Blackguard pickups are connected to ’51 modified “Nocaster” wiring along with a black phenolic pickguard, a ’51–’54 Tele bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, a bone nut and disk string tree. A deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity are also included.
  • Ash body
  • Bolt-on maple neck with V profile
  • Hand-wound '50–'51 Blackguard pickups
  • '51–'54 Tele bridge with brass saddles
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • Deluxe hardshell case included

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  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solid Body
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Neck shape: V
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Narrow-Tall
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Vintage-style
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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