Joe Bonamassa's signature Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster is imminent: “The first few are coming off the line”

Joe Bonamassa's 1951 Fender Nocaster electric guitar
(Image credit: Joby Sessions/Future)

Back in October 2019, Joe Bonamassa teased a Fender Custom Shop recreation of his prized '51 Nocaster. Now, after a lengthy spell of radio silence, the blues wizard has offered more info on the new signature electric guitar.

In a new Instagram post published yesterday (March 21), Bonamassa shares an photo of a Certificate of Authenticity for “The Bludgeon”, a “Recreation of Joe Bonamassa's 1951 Nocaster, aside the caption: “Here we go kids... the first few are coming off the line.”

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.