NGD 2012 51 Nocaster

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by Guitartom_ca, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Dan R

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    I've played a few Nocasters, and they were all stellar. That's a telecaster that is tough to beat.
     
  2. Morgenholz

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    I've got a '99 NOS-- yours looks to have that finish as well. The basic, desert island guitar. Back when mine was made, however, it seems like the relics were generally lighter in weight-- I had discovered that I did not really like Les Pauls and a 7.5lb. tele seemed light to me at the time...
     
  3. Tele2

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    I just bought a 2012 Nocaster and have a question for the experts - the shop where I bought it from in Tokyo does not have a CS certificate. Due to the language barrier from what I can make out it seems the guitar was acquired by the shop through a connection or relationship with Fender or another dealer overseas. Maybe it was a roadshow guitar or something like this?

    I don't have particular concern about the guitar pedigree but I wonder if I can obtain a replacement certificate from Fender? What would I need to provide to the CS?

    Thank you.
     
  4. burntfrijoles

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    Don't how I missed this thread because I love NGD's.

    Beautiful!

    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  5. Joe M

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    Being outside the US may be the biggest problem. Unless Fender has changed their policy, AFIK, the only way to get a replacement COA was to the original owner with proof that you were the original owner.
     
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    I've never had a problem with humidity/heat and my 06 nos nocaster neck. They were never sticky like some of the AV52. The finish on the neck and body is rock hard and slick.
     
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    Thanks. If I just want to first verify the specs with the CS any idea what information I need to provide to them?
     
  8. Joe M

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    All the CS needs is the serial number. With that, they can give you all the specs on the guitar. I've done it several times with used CS guitars that I have purchased. Mine all had COA's, I was more interested on the specs of each guitar.

    Good luck....
     
  9. Tele2

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    Simple question - the SN should be the number stamped on the bridge plate correct? Thanks.
     
  10. orangeblossom

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    Congrats. Enjoyed the video. Great picking.
     
  11. Tele2

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    I contacted the CS and have a replacement COA in the mail on the way to me!
     
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    Interesting, they didn't ask for any proof of purchase or anything else like that?
     
  13. Tele2

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    They did and I sent them photos of the Nocaster and my invoice etc. Seems to have worked out the way I had hoped.
     
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    Great news, glad it worked out for you. I'm curious to find out how long it takes for you to get the COA. I had a similar situation, bought a brand new CS Nocaster from an authorized Fender dealer a couple of years ago who had "lost" the COA. Took a lot of calls and about 2 months before I got the replacement COA.
     
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    Nice guitar, congrats! But someone please enlighten me - what's different about a Nocaster other than the missing 'Telecaster' decal on the headstock?
     
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    Beautiful!!!
     
  17. Tele2

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    I requested the specs of my Nocaster and a replacement COA over the course of last week or so and exchanged maybe 6 emails. Though the COA hasn't arrived I was told it was being sent by FedEx earlier this week so I guess it will show up sometime next week so I suspect all up about 3 weeks. I'm pleased with the CS's customer service on this issue.
     
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    I just got the FedEx envelope 10 minutes ago so I'll revise the timeframe to about 2 weeks top to bottom. Very pleased with how this turned out, Matt at the CS was very helpful.
     
  19. MickM

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    Yep, SN is on the plate. Mine is an '06 NOS and it arrived in a molded plastic case. The shipping carton also contained a tweed "poodle" case (cool looking but little protection) which was standard at the time. Did they stop that and now issue the rectangle G&G tweed case like the OP's?
     
  20. Tele2

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    Yes mine came in a rectangular tweed case.
     
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