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In the interim, before Fender had come up with an alternate name and printed appropriately revised headstock decals, factory workers simply snipped the "Broadcaster" name from its existing stock of decals, so guitars with these decals are identified simply as "Fender", without any model name.By the summer of 1951 the guitar was officially renamed as the Telecaster and has been known as such ever since.In addition, the classic Telecaster neck was fashioned from a single piece of maple without a separate fingerboard, and the frets were slid directly into the side of the maple surface.The very design of the headstock (inspired by Croatian instruments, according to Leo Fender) followed that simplicity principle : it's very narrow, since it was cut in a single piece of wood (without glued "wings"): nonetheless, that headstock is very effective, as the six strings are kept straight behind the nut, keeping the guitar easily in tune.Leo Fender's simple and modular design was geared to mass production and made servicing broken guitars easier.
That hand-built prototype, an anonymous white guitar, had most of the features of what would become the Telecaster.
There are no official production numbers, but experts estimate that fewer than 500 Nocasters were produced.
Fender has since registered Nocaster as a trademark to denote its modern replicas of this famous rarity.
Fender did not use the traditional glued-in neck, but rather a "bolt-on" neck (which is actually attached using screws, not bolts).
This not only made production easier, but allowed the neck to be quickly removed and serviced, or replaced entirely.