1951 Fender Telecaster

First Year Blackguard Telecaster


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Own a pivotal piece of music history with this exceptional 1951 Fender Telecaster, an early-production "Blackguard" model meticulously crafted in October-November 1951 – a true testament to Leo Fender's groundbreaking innovation and the birth of a musical icon.

The guitar features a solid Ash body finished in a stunning Butterscotch lacquer, accented by a classic single-ply black pickguard. The comfortable Maple neck boasts a Walnut back strip for a touch of elegance, and includes an adjustable truss rod for perfect intonation.

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This Telecaster sports a "Silver Spaghetti" logo, round string tree, and original Kluson tuners. The original pots, switch, knobs, and pickups are all fully functional and intact, adding to the guitar's collectability.

The Genesis of a Legend

This guitar represents the dawn of the Telecaster era, the very first solid-body electric guitar to achieve mainstream success. Designed by Leo Fender himself, it revolutionized the music industry and became the weapon of choice for countless legendary guitarists across various genres.

Early "Blackguard" Telecasters have proven to be among the most sought-after and valuable guitars in the world. Their rarity, historical significance, and association with legendary musicians make them a sound investment with tremendous potential for appreciation.

This 1951 "Blackguard" Telecaster, with its impeccable provenance, original components, and expert restoration, represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Fender history. Whether you're a seasoned collector, a passionate musician, or an astute investor, this guitar is a rare treasure that promises both aesthetic and financial rewards for years to come.


  • Original butterscotch nitrocellulose lacquer exhibiting a fine relic patina
  • Original pickups with unmodified solder joints
  • Dark circuit removed and replaced with a standard Telecaster configuration for optimal sound
  • New nut installed

Don't miss this chance to own a true legend. Contact us today to secure this rare 1951 Fender "Blackguard" Telecaster and add a piece of music history to your collection.

This vintage Fender Telecaster guitar is in Perth, Western Australia.

Body:Solid Ash Body with Original Butterscotch Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck:Single Piece Maple with Walnut Back Stripe
Fretboard:Maple with 7 ¼"" radius
Markers:Black Dots
Cosmetic:Original Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finely Crazed
Weight:7lbs 6oz
Modifications & Repairs:Dark circuit removed, Changed Nut, One of the legs of the D String tuner is broken.
Case:Blackguard Telecaster Reissue Custom Shop Poodle Case

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