* Arriving Soon – Available – 1951 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition ’51 Telecaster “Journeyman Relic”


Available on backorder


Fender, Custom Shop, Limited Edition, ’51 Telecaster, Journeyman Relic, Maple Neck AA Flame, Aged Nocaster Blonde Nitro Lacquer.

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Tony Elder / Steve Jackson
Black Dot Music
Est 1985


These 1951 Tele’s are a standout with added AA Flame Necks and “Buffed Lacquered” finishes rather than the “flash coat” that was on Broadcasters and 1952 Tele’s.

Arriving Soon – Available

9231012772 – On Order – 23/12/21 – ETA Aug 2022 – Available. Last one! NLA from Fender New.

Want to secure this LTD Tele? Best way to get an extended Lay-buy!

Seventy years ago, in fall 1951, the Fender Telecaster was born. Inspired by new technology sweeping the nation, television “telecasts” were the wave of the future and, as history has proven most powerfully, Leo Fender’s new Telecaster was also part of that wave. It was and remains to this day one of the most played, most iconic and most revered instruments in popular music.

For 2021, the Custom Shop presents an homage to the original Telecaster model that had such a dramatic effect on music and the electric guitar world. The Limited Edition 1951 Telecaster is available in six distinct aging packages—NOS, Deluxe Closet Classic, Journeyman Relic®, Relic, Heavy Relic and Super Heavy Relic—and features a two-piece select ash body, a one-piece AA flame quartersawn maple neck with a 10/’56 “V” profile, and a 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets for perfect feel and playability.

The hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups are connected to ’51 modified “Nocaster®” wiring (similar to the original, with blender pot and brighter rhythm setting in the neck position). Other features include a black phenolic pickguard, ’51-’54 Tele bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity

  • 2-Piece Select Ash Body
  • Tinted Rift Sawn Maple Neck with 10/56 “V” Back-Shape
  • Maple Fingerboard / 9.5″ Radius / 21 Narrow Tall (6105) Frets
  • Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard Pickups
  • 3-Way Switch / Fat ’50s Tele® Wiring
  • 1-Ply Parchment Pickguard
  • 3-Saddle ’51 Tele Bridge with Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
  • Bone Nut / Disc String Tree
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case /Strap
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Buffed Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish


Handed down or changed hands through the years but mostly played around the house, with the occasional jam session or weekend gig. Has been well taken care of over the years but has moderate ware, finish checking, and some “friendly” down- to-the-wood nicks and dings, dullish hardware, and moderate wear-a very lucky find.



Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, which makes it eminently collectible and adds to its investment value. Crafted with many features reserved only for certain artists and master-built instruments, they are just what the name says they are: highly anticipated limited-edition models that go very quickly.


Additional information

Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 110 × 35 × 15 cm