Fender Vintera II '50s Nocaster - Blackguard Blonde
Original style and sound, period-accurate features, plus a few tweaks to make them even better—the Vintera II ’50s Nocaster is an affordable homage to one of Fender’s earliest home-run designs.
The Vintera II '50s Nocaster features an alder body and a maple neck for classic Fender tone that's full of punch and clarity. The Early-'50s thick "U"-shape neck has thick shoulders for an authentic feel and tone, while the 7.25" radius fingerboard with vintage-tall frets provide vintage comfort with ample room for big bends and expressive vibrato. Under the hood, you'll find a pair of vintage-style '50s pickups that deliver all the crystal-clear chime and raw, steely twang that made Fender famous. The vintage-style 3-saddle bridge with barrel brass saddles offers authentic '50s twang, while vintage-style tuning machines provide classic looks with a finer gear ratio and enhanced tuning stability to complete the package.
The Telecaster was originally named the "Broadcaster." But since Gretsch already had a BroadKaster model, Fender was forced to stop using the name. To address the complaint, they simply removed the decals on the first run of guitars now known by collectors as the "Nocaster," and this is a great, affordable recreation of those early "Nocasters."
Finish: Blackguard Blonde Gloss Poly
Neck: Maple, 50's-style Thick "U" Profile
Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" Radius, Vintage Tall frets
Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.650"
Pickups: 2x Vintage-Style 50's Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way Selector Switch
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Barrel Brass Saddles
Tuners: Vintage-Style Fender
Case: Gig bag included