“NoCaster” 1951 Style Tele Pickups – Handcrafted – Hoagland Custom


GREAT Tele handcrafted pickups…   


Hoagland Custom is a guitar custom shop located in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

This is a new, custom-wound, handcrafted set of two (2) “NoCaster” pickups wound to 1951 Fender® specs.

A little of the history of the “NoCaster”… On February 20th, 1951, Fender received a telegram from Gretsch.  Gretsch notified Fender that they were in possible copyright infringement on the trademarked “Broadkaster” name, which was a line of drums from Gretsch.  On February 22nd, Leo Fender had the assembly workers clip the “Broadcaster” name off the Fender headstock decal. Thus, he created one of the most sought after early Fender instruments – The Fender® “NoCaster”!


  • ~ Neck –wound to 7.5-7.7k with alnico 5 magnets
  • ~ Bridge – wound to 7.1-7.4k with alnico 3 magnets
  • ~ chrome cover on neck (black, nickel, & gold covers available at additional cost)
  • ~ no bridge baseplate (the standard on the 1951 “NoCaster” pickups)
  • ~ Wax-potted to eliminate squealing & microphonics
  • ~ Vintage-style, cloth-covered leads
  • ~ Handcrafted with all “Made in the USA” parts (bobbins in North Carolina, magnets in Arkansas, pickup wire in Wisconsin, lead wire in New York)

There are a lot of variables that go into creating, or recreating a tone. While each item in your signal chain is important, no one item will do the job. Pickups, along with the way your guitar is wired, are probably the most important parts in your signal chain. Changing out the pickups/wiring has the biggest impact on your sound. If you are looking for a better-than-stock-Fender tone, THIS is where you start.

Premium quality pickups that are handwound when you order them. We can custom-tailor the winding or the types of magnets to any spec that you’d like.

These pickups are handcrafted by Hoagland Custom and wound specifically FOR YOU. They are NOT “off-the-shelf” pickups. They are NOT relabeled imported pickups. We make these in our shop and they are the highest quality pickups you can buy made from 100% American made parts.

While all of our pickup & wiring solutions are built to be installed rather easily by most do-it-yourselfers, we always recommend that you have a guitar professional at your local guitar shop install them for you.

Contact Hoagland Custom with any questions regarding these handcrafted Hoagland Custom pickups, or any other guitar wiring solution that you might need.

Additional information

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
Neck Pickup Cover

none, chrome, gold, black, nickel, raw nickel