1951 Fender Nocaster Neck

This is a vintage 1951 Fender Nocaster neck. This particular example was removed from a player’s grade ’51 Nocaster and features: the original dot inlays, the original frets, and the original tuner ferrules, the original nut, and even the original logo sans the “Broadcaster” designation. This vintage player’s neck feels i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e. The medium soft-C shape is extremely comfortable. The neck is perfectly straight, and the slothead screw truss rod turns smoothly. The original frets display little wear and do not exhibit any oxidation. The original nut is in correspondingly great shape.The neck appears to have been oversprayed heavily, with only a very small amount lacquered over the face of the headstock. The pencil date on the neck appears ot have been removed when the clear coat was applied, though no other parts of the neck have been sanded or re-contoured. A skilled luthier may be able to remove the majority of the overspray while retaining some of the original finish and restoring a more accurate patina.