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Finally bought a CS NoCaster Relic!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Larry K. Williams, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Larry K. Williams

    Larry K. Williams Tele-Meister

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    After owning literally dozens of Teles through the years, I finally have a NoCaster on the way. I guess since I found one with a 9.5" radius neck and 6105 frets (from Fender that way), I bit the bullet.
    :D
    It was shipped this morning and will be here tomorrow! Though I feel kind of silly to be "broadcasting" this news, I guess I had to tell some folks that would understand.
    :D
    I don't expect it will take the place of my CS Time Machine '60 Tele Relic, but I have wanted a blackguard for a while. I have owned a few US 52ri's and never liked the 7.25 radius or vintage frets. Though that may be blasphemy to some, I understand.

    Here she is:



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  2. Ron Garson

    Ron Garson Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I'll be very surprised if you don't love it when it arrives! :)
     
  3. boris bubbanov

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    Looks like a sweetie.

    Hope she's everything in person she appears to be on the page.

    That's a mighty nice match there on the ash - that'll pass for one piece or maybe it is one piece?
     
  4. Larry K. Williams

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    I obviously don't know -- but it would be really cool if it is a one-piece.

    Thanks for the comments!
     
  5. Mark Davis

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    Did you get it at Wildwood? That looks like their photo style.

    Alot of these will appear to be 1 piece cause the seams are so well matched and others are sandwiched.

    Look at the ends of the guitar out in the bright sunlight and you will see the seams.

    Id say the Nocasters are the best sounding guitars Fender makes. Ive never played one that didnt sound good.
     
  6. csbluesman

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    Man, I wish that was mine it's nice!! Bet it sounds awesome. Maybe some day I'll get one.:(:rolleyes:
     
  7. Larry K. Williams

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    Yeah, it is a Wildwood piece.

    I will check it out when it gets here....it would surprise me if it is a one-piece. I don't really expect it though.

    I will have to give an update regarding sound after Fri night's gig.
     
  8. kinkstah

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    Wow! The grain on this one is very nice. If it's a 2 pieces, those are very well matched! Congrats, and enjoy it!
     
  9. Sterling Indigo

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    Woooh, that is nice!
     
  10. Larry K. Williams

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    I forgot to mention that the weight is 7.1 pounds!!!
     
  11. Mark Davis

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    Perfect.

    better be wearing some depends cause your gonna crap your pants when you hear it.
     
  12. Larry K. Williams

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    You know, you're making the wait much worse!!! :oops::oops:
     
  13. Mark Davis

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    The waaaaaaiting is the hardest part. LOL
     
  14. Larry K. Williams

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    Now, that's funny! I don't care who you are, that's funny!
     
  15. SteveY

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    Nice!
    Not too "relic'd."
    I had the N.O.S. version CS Nocaster for a while, but now have (for all intents and purposes) a "relic'd (and refiined by me) Nocaster, but it's the early body style, before they made it more vintage correct body shape (mine doesn't have any "lip" protruding out from under the neck in the cutaway). But it's not a authentic CS Nocaster (anymore: it has a Fernandes neck).
    Mine's two piece, definitely, but I like it fine. Best all-around guitar I've ever had. I use it for everything (Jazz; Blues: Country; Rock; Classic R&B; Soul; Gospel; Pop; you-name-it). My present one has the modern wiring with a TBX tone scheme.
    My N.O.S. I left vintage wired.
     
  16. Larry K. Williams

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    Other than modern wiring, the only change I forsee is swapping the tone pot for a No-Load pot. Done that with my other Fender guitars and love 'em.
     
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    I don't think anyone regrets getting their Nocaster. They really sound and feel like a tele should. I don't think I'll ever get rid of mine or even modify it.

    Won't stop me buying more guitars, just makes me feel more guilty when I do as I know I don't really need to.
     
  18. Steel Mill

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    Hey Larry. Got my first Tele, a 1952 Reissue about a month ago. I simply love it and can't find any complaints. But I love reading about the Custom Shop guitars and especially the No Casters. I'll be really interested in seeing what you have to say. I am not that great of a player but I am spending hours every night playing at home and getting better. It is so relaxing. Looking forward to some pictures and a detailed review. And would you even alter the pick up selection? I'm thinking of leaving mine like it is just because I love the Fender Tele history and I feel that I am that much closer to an original, even though it would sound better. Thanks.
     
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    I got to play one of those in a local shop a while back. I couldn't get it out of my head for DAYS! The neck is a beast. Far larger than anything I play, but it definitely left an impression on me. You'll love it!
     
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    Wow, that is a gorgeous body. Looking forward to the update you give us after your gig with it. Maybe some more pics too
     
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