Fender 51 Nocaster

51 Nocaster

The 51 Nocaster set from Fender is a unique set from a unique guitar. Before the Telecaster was the Rotocaster, the same guitar different name. Since Gretsch had a drum kit of the same name Fender was forced to rename the guitar. The irony now of course is that Fender owns Gretsch.

For a run of around 400 guitars the soon to be Telecaster had no name and therefore is affectionately known as the No Caster.

Nocaster Style?

Quite the opposite in fact. The 52 Tele pickups are revered for their tone and these are very similar. Many players call the 51 set “The best pickups ever”

51 Output

The 51’s are reasonably high output pickups with the bridge measuring at 7.1K and the Neck at 7.18k. This results in a matched tone with a little more bite on the neck as expected.

Vintage Nocaster

Very close to the iconic 52 tones these still have a great tone all of their own. This is about as vintage Tele pickup as one can get and we’d certainly recommend them.

Fender 51 Nocaster technical specifications

Manufacturer Fender
Pickup Configuration S-S
Guitar Style Tele
String Number 6
Output Medium
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 7.1
DC Resistance 7.1
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? '50s
Colour Black, Silver
Based on famous model? 1951 Nocaster Pickups
Year 2000's
Made In USA
GTIN 14 717669201807

Fender 51 Nocaster reviews & comparison videos

51 Nocaster reviews & comparison

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