2005 Fender 1951 NoCaster Closet Classic Telecaster with Callaham Vintage T Hardware Kit ID-5384
2005 Fender 1951 NoCaster Closet Classic Telecaster with Callaham Vintage T Hardware Kit
This forerunner of the Telecaster was first named the "Broadcaster," but Fender had to remove the decals because of a conflict with Gretsch's registered "BroadKaster" name. So collectors dubbed it the "Nocaster." This Closet Classic version looks like it has gracefully aged since '51. This recreation of a Fender classic features an ash body, a hefty U-shaped maple neck, single-ply black pickguard and original spec pickups. The Fender 51 NoCaster Closet Classic Guitar is painstakingly recreated right down to the finest detail, including the paint “halo” beneath the pickguard. This guitar features Fender's “Closet Classic” treatment—built as if it was bought new in its respective model year, played maybe a few times per year and then carefully put away. It has a few small dings, a mildly checked finish, lightly oxidized hardware and aged plastic parts.
This guitar has been "modded" to feature the Callaham Vintage "T" Hardware kit. Bill Callaham is one of the industry leaders in period recreations of old Tele and Strat parts with modern features, such as compensated saddles, and true "Bakelite" pickguards. The controls feature a Callaham Pre-wired T Model Control Plate Assembly, as well as the Callaham Vintage T Model Tele Bridge Assembly. The Bridge features 3 brass compensated saddles, for a completely adjustable, and intonated bridge! This particular instrument also includes Callaham's "dome" knurled knobs, reminiscent of Danny Gatton's stylistic guitar.
This guitar is difficult to distinguish from new. Non-Original Hardshell case included.
- Serial: R4804
- Top Wood: Ash
- Back Wood: Ash
- Nut Width: 1.650"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 2005
- Inlays: Dots
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fretboard: Maple 7.25" Radius
- Bridge: Callaham Vintage T Model Tele Bridge Assembly with Compensated Brass Saddles
- Tuners: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
- Headstock Shape: Telecaster
- Headstock Inlay: Fender Logo
- Neck Profile: U Shape - Thick Profile
- Pickup(s): 2 Custom NoCaster Vintage Tele Single-Coil (Custom Vintage Wiring Circuit)
- Pickup Controls: 4-Position Blade:
- Case: Non-Original Hardshell Case