Fender Custom Shop 51 Nocaster decals

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  1. Cus2310

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    Anyone that has one confirm for me if they aall look as non transparent as this one



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    What's with the nut on that? Odd color.
     
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    Brass.
     
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    Here's mine, excuse the missing G string - busted it at midnight during a raucous version of Auld Lang Syne!:cool:

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    Looks like

    Someone has over sprayed the neck with a toner to make it look older. The nut and the decal appear to be covered in color.
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  6. Chris H.

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    If the Nocaster is a Relic then the decal will also be relic'd using a darker backing film, the NOS versions have the clear transparent type as if the guitar is new. Personally I've never seen an Vintage Fender with that dark decal, a bit over the top IMO.
     
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    decal

    I have a '95 Nocaster relic (Cunnetto) and the decal looks nothing like that. It is much more transparent. However, it's set against a very dark birds-eye headstock that almost matches the decal in your picture. Almost 20 years of playing in smokey clubs has darkened and wrinkled the decal, too.
     
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    My guess is the finish under the waterslide has been protected hence the stronger truer aged coloring.
     
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    Looks like a legit Relic transfer to me. My Nocaster's a Closet Classic, and so not as pre-worn looking as the Relic Nocaster, and therefore more transparent as the maple neck has more of a white/clear tint to it. But yep. I've seen more than one Relic with a Fender logo like that. Note the attention to detail: the straight edge along the bottom of the transfer, where the supposed 'Broadcaster' would have been clipped off. Nocasters are the best Teles Fender makes, IMO.

    Thanks,
     
  10. dan79

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    +1 :cool:
     
  11. Cus2310

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    Yeah it is a legit model being sold from one of the UK's biggest online musical stores, GAK. It is not the one I want to buy though. I just wanted to be sure they did not all come like this as standard as that would be a deal breaker as I do not like that look at all.
    The one I want is a Pre-owned model at an other store but the pics dont show the decal very well
     
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    what a coincidence, I busted a G string during a raucous session ringing in the new year too!
     
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    I guess G strings were being played heavily that evening.:eek:
     
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    I played that very guitar in GAK this week, it's a stunner in the flesh so to speak, and plays superbly as I would expect. Didn't really notice the colour on the decal.
    Trouble was I am undecided between that one and a CS burgundy mist Strat relic with a nocaster neck which is equally stunning, so going to give it a week to think on it. Quite unusual for me generally very impulsive!
     
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    Do not get me started on trying to choose a guitar :mad: I have been wanting a AVRI 52 for ages now, just about to pull the trigger on one and then this 51 pops up and blows that idea out the window :lol:

    Here is the Nocaster I want, I don't know yet if the bucker is stock or was added later

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    Yeah, luckily I found a couple just laying around the next morning

    Gorgeous 51!
     
  17. tonyj

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    None of the decals I have seen so far, have the 'darker' background that Cus2310's decal has, but neither do they all have the letter 'r' in Fender 'chopped off' as much as mine has been.

    Personally, if all else checks out including the Serial Number of the guitar, which the folks at the Fender Customer relations, or your trusted dealer will verify, I wouldn't be missing a moments sleep over this 'anomaly'.

    Not too sure how authentic the 'HB' is in a RI'd Nocaster though. Doesn't seem to fit the description of the guitar to me.

    Pick the guitar you want based on the 'sound and feel' you want, or if you want a true replica, then make sure it is a replica and not a hybrid of some kind, and comes with a COA etc.. RI's and relic'd guitars normally carry a premium. Pay for what you are getting.

    My '09 Lim. Ed CS Relic'd 1951 'Nocaster' with the chopped off 'Broadcaster' decal.

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    What's with the tuners on that guitar. Looks like a bad relic job.
     
  19. russ

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    Here's an original decal..
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  20. Chris H.

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    Again, nothing wrong with this Decal only Fenders unrealistic relicing.
     
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