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Fender's new ltd ed Blonde Player Tele delivers affordable '51 Nocaster tones

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Butterscotch Blonde might be the definitive Tele finish for many of us – the classic original. And Fender has just added a beauty to its ever-growing Mexican-made Player line that's got us itching to open our wallets. 

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This limited run has Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster single-coils; possibly the ultimate Tele pickup the company now makes. 

They are designed to sound just like the original. Flush mounted Alnico 3 magnets, enamel coated magnet wire and a zinc shielding plate offer the signature twang but with creamy warmer midrange for a very usable versatility.

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Elsewhere this Limited Edition Player Telecaster has what you'd expected from a Player Series Tele including an alder body, maple neck with the Modern C profile. 

Availability is TBC but the model's addition to the Fender site suggests it's coming very soon. For more info head over to fender.com for more info. 

Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before that I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar.