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1997 Fender Custom Shop '51 Cunetto Nocaster Tele Relic! SOLD!

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Super cool Cunetto era Relic Nocaster! Way back in 1994, Vince Cunetto was gaining quite the reputation for himself by building aged Fender bodies and pickguards. His friend, Fender Master Builder Jay Black showed Cunetto's work to Custom Shop manager John Page. Impressed, Page tells Cunetto and Black to build 2 aged guitars for the upcoming NAMM show. At the show, the public goes wild and the Relic series is born. From 1995 until part of 1999, Cunetto's shop would do the aging on all of the relic series. His attention to detail and quality became well known among Custom Shop Fender fans. These guitars have become highly coveted collector's items  among many players thanks to their excellent workmanship. Here's a gorgeous 1997 relic with all of the right stuff!

An incredibly hip recreation of a vintage classic! In 1950 Leo Fender set the world on fire by introducing the Broadcaster. The Broadcaster convinced conservative instrument makers that this electric guitar thing was more than a fad and many went to work on their own products. The Gretsch company had called some of their drum line "Broadkaster" and asked Leo to stop using that name. Fender sales honcho Don Randall came up with the name TELECASTER to replace the Broadcaster name on the fledging solid body. In the interim, Fender simply clipped the "Broadcaster" logo off their decals. These guitars became known as No-Casters by collectors as they had no model name. Fender recreates this iconic guitar with this amazing reissue. Built in the USA by the Custom Shop, this guitar is an incredible tribute to a vintage original. The body is ash for killer tone. The 25.5 inch scale maple neck features a 7.25 inch radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage frets. Nice figure on this neck. A duo of Nocaster single coils dish out big vintage tone. A string through, 3 saddle bridge and Kluson style tuners keep it rock solid. The finish is Fender's trademark butterscotch blonde nitrocellulose lacquer factory reliced for the look of a well used vintage guitar. An incredible recreation that will make a great addition to your collection.

This Fender has great vintage feel and tone. The frets are good, the neck is straight and the action is low. The neck feels great. The pickups sound excellent and everything works as it should. A great guitar. The relic work on this one is incredible. A real hip vibe.  The frets look good. It doesn't look to have seen much playtime. A great guitar. Comes in original hardshell case with certificate.

Collectors rave about Fender's early Cunetto relics. Many will say that they are better built than the newer ultra expensive Masterbuilt guitars. An incredible instrument that really captures the vibe of a vintage original. Other dealers are asking $3500 and up for Cunettos. This one is priced right.


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