Full details emerge on Joe Bonamassa's signature Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster, The Bludgeon

Joe Bonamassa Fender Nocaster
(Image credit: Joe Bonamassa Official Store)

Ever since Joe Bonamassa revealed that a Fender Custom Shop recreation of his beloved ‘51 Nocaster was in the works back in 2019, guitarists have been eagerly awaiting the release of "The Bludgeon", which is inspired by "the most dynamic instrument” JoBo has ever played.

Now, only weeks after the electric guitar god further teased the imminent arrival of his model in an Instagram post, Bonamassa’s signature Fender Custom Shop Nocaster has gone up on his official online store, alongside an in-depth spec sheet.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.