You could buy a shiny new Telecaster and then spend the next 66 years wearing it down, but who has time for that? The Fender Custom Shop 1951 Heavy Relic Telecaster is an authentic evocation of Fender’s first workhorse guitar, with upgraded features for modern playability. Its lightweight ash body features a Heavy Relic lacquer finish that imparts the look of long years of use and abuse. Time-honored Telecaster snap comes from dual hand wound Nocaster pickups with three-way switching and modern wiring.

Other premium features include a tinted maple neck with a Nocaster “U”-shaped profile and 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, 6105 frets and bone nut, single-ply black Bakelite pickguard, vintage bridge with compensated saddles, and vintage Fender-logo tuners. Weighs just over 7 pounds. Includes strap, Custom Shop certificate of authenticity and tweed case

Condition: New (heavy relic); Body: Ash, 1-ply black pick guard; Neck: One-piece maple,52 Style U carve, 9.5 radius; Nut: 1.650; Color: faded Nocaster blonde; Pickups: Custom Shop Nocaster; Scale: 25.5; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)