Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 51' Nocaster Relic by CW FLEMMING
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Here is an absolutely head turning jaw dropping beauty, that was built by one of the best luthiers in Fender history C.W. Flemming. It is a dream of a guitar in every aspect from the look and feel to the tone and playability.
Not to mention that it is a dream in the respect that it never actually existed as an actual model. For if it had I am sure it would be one of the all time favorites to ever come off the Fullerton assembly line. It has an extremely rich and resonant premium ash body, a perfectly straight 1 piece quarter sawn maple neck, and two pickups that truly sing. The neck is a mammoth (by Fenders standards) large U/Soft V style 50's style shape. It feels like a big chunky C to me , that reminds me of a Gibson Les Paul. The guitar only weighs 6 lbs 10 oz's and is very comfortable to play. One of the most impressive features about the guitar that blew my socks off is the relic work. I have to mention the fact that every single aspect of this guitar looks like an actual 55 year old guitar. Every single detail from the aged/darkened decal on the face of the headstock to the weather checking actually looks so authentic that it could fool most. Mr. Flemming really is a master and this example of his work shows why he is one of the most sought after builders from fender. This guitar is in excellent near mint condition with hardly any visible play wear. Other then the relic work that was done at the Custom Shop. It is not overdone and doesn't look cheesy like some of the newer relic guitars being offered everywhere. I promise that this guitar will blow you away or I will give you your money back!
* This is the very limited and highly sought after Masterbuilt edition. NOT a "master design" team built guitar.
 
* This guitar is in excellent collector grade condition with the original tweed poodle style Fender case & COA.
  The case has a couple of small stains but is not affected functionally in any way.

* This is one of the earliest "masterbuilt" guitars made by Mr. Flemming

* C.W. Flemming no longer builds and now only supervises the custom Shop and various other Fender Brands (making it rare and more collectible).

* The COA is signed by C.W. Flemming

* Slab maple neck/fretboard; Premium light weight ash body w/ thin-skin Blonde nitro finish
  Custom hand wound pickups by Chris Flemming

* Original Custom Shop hand-wound pickups with spot-on 50's tone & mojo.

* 6105 size frets and a 9.5 inch radius for the fretboard

* 100% All original; There have been NO technical or structural modification, damage or repairs.


Serial# R3587
Weight:   6 lbs 10 oz's

Christopher W. Fleming - Senior Master Builder

Combining dual passions of woodworking and guitar playing, Chris Fleming has been building, repairing and restoring instruments for more than 16 years. His experience at the celebrated World of Strings shop in Southern California amply prepared him for the role of Master Builder.

Chris started at the Custom Shop in 2000 as an assistant to three Senior Master Builders: Fred Stuart, Alan Hamel and John English. He was then tapped to become the Project Coordinator for Guild® at the Corona facility, helping make the production transition from Westerly, RI a smooth one. In 2003, he became a Master Builder specializing in Telecaster® guitars, but also building a wide range of electric and acoustic guitars, basses, mandolins and other exotic stringed instruments.

He’s built instruments for many artists including: John 5, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Joe Walsh and Ron Wood.

In 2003 and 2004, Chris created the prototype for the Custom Shop 1954 Stratocaster® Anniversary model, as well as the first 30 1954’s produced. In 2004 Chris also coordinated the Custom Shop production of the first Gretsch® guitars made in the U.S. in many years. Currently, Chris is team leader of custom product development, and develops new custom products across the Fender® family brands, as well as supporting production of Guild and Tacoma® guitars at the Tacoma, Wash. facility, in addition to his duties at the Fender Custom Shop.

 

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  • Custom Shop Relic: finish checking/wear, aged parts
  • Light Ash Body: 7 lbs 4 oz
  • Maple Neck: hand aged
  • Original Custom Color: Nocaster Blonde Nitrocelluolose
  • Item #: 2003 FENDER CS-MB NOCASTER C.W
  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Condition: Used

Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 51' Nocaster Relic by CW FLEMMING

Price: $4,999.51
Availability: Out of Stock